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Hossein Ansari

Department of Neurosciences,

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive #0662

CA La Jolla 92093


Professional biography:

Prof. Hossein Ansari, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and certified headache specialist who specializes in diagnosing and treating headaches and facial pain. He is highly experienced in caring for people with migraines, “cluster" headaches and trigeminal neuralgia. 

Dr. Ansari’s clinical expertise also includes developing guidelines for managing headaches in the emergency room, trigeminal neuropathy, Botox administration and nerve blocks and sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block procedures for head/face pain, and neurological problems resulting from systemic disease. 

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ansari established a multidisciplinary headache center at The Neuroscience Center at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates Inc. in Akron, Ohio, and served as the headache center’s director. He was also an assistant professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and an attending neurologist at Summa Health System.

Dr. Ansari has authored articles and book chapters on headache diagnosis and management. He lectures frequently on this topic and has presented at both national and international conferences.

He completed his fellowship on headache and facial pain at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his neurology residency at West Virginia University. Dr. Ansari earned his medical degree from Urmia University of Medical Sciences in Iran. He is board-certified in neurology and headache medicine.

Dr. Ansari is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and the American Headache Society (FAHS). He is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the International Headache Society, where he serves on the advisory council. 

On November, 2017 Prof. Ansari was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2017-2020 by Head of Neurology Department of School of Medicine.


Top Selected publications:

  • Ansari H, Kouti L. Drug Interaction and Serotonin Toxicity with Opioid Use: Another Reason to Avoid Opioids in Headache and Migraine Treatment. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2016 Aug; 20(8):50. PMID: 27457368. View in: PubMed 

  • Ansari H, Ziad S. Drug-Drug Interactions in Headache Medicine. Headache. 2016 Jul; 56(7):1241-8. PMID: 27350319. View in: PubMed 

  • Mathew PG, Krel R, Buddhdev B, Ansari H, Joshi SG, Spinner WD, Klein BC. A retrospective analysis of triptan and dhe use for basilar and hemiplegic migraine. Headache. 2016 Apr 08. PMID: 27062528. View in: PubMed 

  • Ansari H, Rashidi A. Topiramate and nephrolithiasis: a comment. Headache. 2015 May; 55(5):700-1. PMID: 25876461. View in: PubMed

  • Ansari H, Robertson CE, Lane JI, Viozzi CF, Garza I. Auriculotemporal neuralgia secondary to TMJ synovial cyst: a rare presentation of a rare entity. Headache. 2013 Nov-Dec; 53(10):1662-5. PMID: 24020967. View in: PubMed