Michael Pourfar at [NYU Langone Medical Center]

Michael H. Pourfar, MD

  • Specialties: Neurology, Neurosurgery
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 212-263-2607

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

Tourette syndrome, migraine headache, pain management, wry neck, radiosurgery, Parkinson's disease, trigeminal neuralgia, essential tremor, facial pain, spasticity, deep brain stimulation, dystonia, spinal cord stimulation
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Learn more about conditions we treat at NYU Langone:
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Headache & Migraine, Tourette Disorder, Atypical Facial Pain



  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Education and Training

  • 2005
  • Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Movement Disorder
  • 2003
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Neurology
  • 1999
  • MD from Hahnemann University


Locations and Appointments

59 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthRepublic
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Neurosurgery Associates
530 1st Avenue, Suite 8S
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-2607

NYU Great Neck Medical
488 Great Neck Road, Suite 300
Great Neck, NY 11021

488 Great Neck Road
GREAT NECK, New York 11021

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  • Tourette syndrome deep brain stimulation: A review and updated recommendations

    Schrock, Lauren E; Mink, Jonathan W; Woods, Douglas W; Porta, Mauro; Servello, Dominico; Visser-Vandewalle, Veerle; Silburn, Peter A; Foltynie, Thomas; Walker, Harrison C; Shahed-Jimenez, Joohi; Savica, Rodolfo; Klassen, Bryan T; Machado, Andre G; Foote, Kelly D; Zhang, Jian-Guo; Hu, Wei; Ackermans, Linda; Temel, Yasin; Mari, Zoltan; Changizi, Barbara K; Lozano, Andres; Auyeung, M; Kaido, Takanobu; Agid, Yves; Welter, Marie L; Khandhar, Suketu M; Mogilner, Alon G; Pourfar, Michael H; Walter, Benjamin L; Juncos, Jorge L; Gross, Robert E; Kuhn, Jens; Leckman, James F; Neimat, Joseph A; Okun, Michael S 2014 Dec; 1595-1601, Movement disorders — id: 1371242, year: 2014, page: 1595, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Lessons Learned from Open-label Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette Syndrome: Eight Cases over 7 Years

    Motlagh, Maria G; Smith, Megan E; Landeros-Weisenberger, Angeli; Kobets, Andrew J; King, Robert A; Miravite, Joan; de Lotbiniere, Alain C J; Alterman, Ron L; Mogilner, Alon Y; Pourfar, Michael H; Okun, Michael S; Leckman, James F 2013; 1467-1467, Tremor & other hyperkinetic movements — id: 907602, year: 2013, page: 1467, stat: Journal Article
  • A keratoma horn following deep brain stimulation

    Pourfar, Michael; Mogilner, Alon; Mammis, Antonios; Goodman, Robert 2013 Feb; 688-688, Neurology — id: 220892, year: 2013, page: 688, stat: Journal Article
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