Keck School Faculty

Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD
Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD
Clinical Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educator);Division Chief, Headache Center;Director, LAC+USC Medical Center Ambulatory Care;Director, Keck Medical Center Ambulatory Care
HCC 3000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
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

Safety and efficacy of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for chronic cluster headache: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial Lancet Neurol. 2019 Dec; 18(12):1081-1090. . View in PubMed

Greater Occipital Nerve Block for the Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 10; 144(4):943-952. . View in PubMed

Experiences of an outpatient infusion center with intravenous magnesium therapy for status migrainosus Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2019 03; 178:31-35. . View in PubMed

Dextromethorphan/Quinidine in Migraine Prophylaxis: An Open-label Observational Clinical Study Clin Neuropharmacol. 2018 Mar/Apr; 41(2):64-69. . View in PubMed

Multidisciplinary Team Treatment Approaches to Chronic Daily Headaches Headache. 2017 Oct; 57(9):1482-1491. . View in PubMed

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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