Dr. Joseph Safdieh, MD

Dr. Joseph Safdieh, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Safdieh, MD is a neurology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in neurology.

Weill Cornell Medical Neurology

520 E 70th St # Starr

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Safdieh performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Safdieh's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Safdieh "Joseph Safdieh's, MD practice focuses on evaluating and treating patients with a variety of neurological disorders. Dr. Safdieh provides expert consultation for patients with neurological symptoms. These symptoms include headache, weakness, seizures,back pain, neck pain, gait difficulty, tremor, memory problems, numbness, tingling, dizziness and visual loss. Utilizing the most advanced diagnostic tests available at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Safdieh works with the patient and referring physician to make an appropriate diagnosis and initiate an effective treatment plan. Many advances have been made in the field of neurology over the past number of years, and Dr. Safdieh's treatment plans reflect these advances. New therapies have been developed for migraine headache, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain, neuropathy, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, essential tremor and other neurological diseases. Dr. Safdieh's philosophy is to work with the patient to develop a treatment plan that is most effective at treating not only the symptoms, but also the patient's overall sense of well-being. Dr. Safdieh has specific interest in the treatment of nervous system infections. Dr. Safdieh is also experienced in the injection of Botox for selected cases of chronic migraine. Botox was FDA approved for chronic migraine in 2010, and Dr. Safdieh is one of the few neurologists in NY who is experienced in administering Botox therapy for chronic migraine, having been an injector since 2007.  "


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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

88  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Safdieh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Safdieh's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Safdieh to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Safdieh's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I recently saw Dr. Safdieh for chronic headaches which were misdiagnosed my other doctors as a sinus problem. He diagnosed me with chronic migraine and I am so happy that the medications he prescribed have really improved my quality of life! Thank you Dr Safdieh!
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