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Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Division Chief, Headache Center
Director, LAC+USC Medical Center Ambulatory Care
Director, Keck Medical Center Ambulatory Care
HCC 3000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5710


After completing her residency at USC, she joined as faculty in the department of neurology in 2001. Dr Sahai is a board certified, headache specialist (UCNS) and advocates an integrated approach to management of headache disorders. Dr Sahai has established a multidisciplinary headache and atypical facial pain program at USC that specializes in dealing with complicated and challenging cases. She has a UCNS certified fellowship program in Headache medicine. Her clinical research focuses on migraine, headache disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Dr Sahai has participated in many clinical trials as principal or co-investigator relating to her areas of specialization. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals on topics relating to Headache, Neuropathic pain and neuromuscular diseases and is a regular contributor to the web-based peer-reviewed portal WebMD.com.


Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 143:71-5. View in: PubMed

Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2016; 143:71-75. View in: PubMed

Pelvic Osteomyelitis Presenting as Groin and Medial Thigh Pain: A Resident's Case Problem. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Apr; 45(4):306-15. View in: PubMed

"Skeletal muscle relaxants and antispasticity drugs for orofacial pain disorders. " Orofacial Pain: a guide to medications and management. 2012; 115-118. View in: PubMed

Orofacial Pain: A Guide to Medications and Management. "Headaches with a focus on chronic daily headache medications. 2012; 248. View in: PubMed

Undiagnosed depression and its correlates in a predominantly immigrant Hispanic neurology clinic. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Oct; 113(8):623-5. View in: PubMed

Occipital neuralgia with and without migraine: difference in pain characteristics and risk factors. Headache. 2011 Jan; 51(1):124-8. View in: PubMed

Adverse effect profile of lidocaine injections for occipital nerve block in occipital neuralgia. J Headache Pain. 2010 Dec; 11(6):519-23. View in: PubMed

Analysis of headache management in a busy emergency room in the United States. Headache. 2008 Jun; 48(6):931-8. View in: PubMed

Cryptogenic stroke in the setting of intravaginal prostaglandin therapy for elective abortion. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 May; 110(5):529-31. View in: PubMed

Brainstem tuberculoma in the immunocompetent: case report and literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Mar; 110(3):302-4. View in: PubMed

Generalized myasthenia gravis triggered by cataract surgery. J Neuroophthalmol. 2007 Dec; 27(4):311-2. View in: PubMed

Compressive neuropathies complicating normal childbirth: case report and literature review. Birth. 2007 Jun; 34(2):173-5. View in: PubMed

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