Michael H. Pourfar, MD

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

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

dystonia, Tourette syndrome, spinal cord stimulation, migraine headache, deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain, wry neck, spasticity, essential tremor, pain management, Parkinson's disease, radiosurgery
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  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Movement Disorder, 2005
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Neurology, 2003
  • MD from Hahnemann University, 1999

Locations and Appointments

60 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 HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • 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 Essential
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Essential
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Healthfirst
  • Healthfirst Essential
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
  • 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

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  • The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work?

    Deeb, Wissam; Rossi, Peter J; Porta, Mauro; Visser-Vandewalle, Veerle; Servello, Domenico; Silburn, Peter; Coyne, Terry; Leckman, James F; Foltynie, Thomas; Hariz, Marwan; Joyce, Eileen M; Zrinzo, Ludvic; Kefalopoulou, Zinovia; Welter, Marie-Laure; Karachi, Carine; Mallet, Luc; Houeto, Jean-Luc; Shahed-Jimenez, Joohi; Meng, Fan-Gang; Klassen, Bryan T; Mogilner, Alon Y; Pourfar, Michael H; Kuhn, Jens; Ackermans, L; Kaido, Takanobu; Temel, Yasin; Gross, Robert E; Walker, Harrison C; Lozano, Andres M; Khandhar, Suketu M; Walter, Benjamin L; Walter, Ellen; Mari, Zoltan; Changizi, Barbara K; Moro, Elena; Baldermann, Juan C; Huys, Daniel; Zauber, S Elizabeth; Schrock, Lauren E; Zhang, Jian-Guo; Hu, Wei; Foote, Kelly D; Rizer, Kyle; Mink, Jonathan W; Woods, Douglas W; Gunduz, Aysegul; Okun, Michael S
    Frontiers in neuroscience. 2016. 10: 170-170

  • Model-Based Deep Brain Stimulation Programming for Parkinson's Disease: The GUIDE Pilot Study

    Pourfar, Michael H; Mogilner, Alon Y; Farris, Sierra; Giroux, Monique; Gillego, Maria; Zhao, Yufan; Blum, David; Bokil, Hemant; Pierre, Mark C
    Stereotactic & functional neurosurgery. 2015 May 14. 93 (4): 231-239

  • 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
    Movement disorders. 2014 Dec 5. 30 (4): 448-471

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