Soma Sahai-Srivastava

Associate Professor of Neurology Medical Director, Neurology Clinics Director, USC Headache program
Dr. Soma Sahai-Srivastana

Areas of treatment:

Headache disorders, including migraine and cluster headaches ( adults and children over 9 years)
Neuropathic pain; trigeminal neuralgia, other Neuralgias, facial pain
Electrodiagnostic medicine, Electromyography
Neuromuscular Disease
Spasticity treatment with Botulinum Toxin


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English
  • Hindi

Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Medical Director, Neurology Clinics
Director, USC Headache program

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

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

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Patna Medical College, M.D., 1991


LAC+USC Medical Center, 1997


LAC+USC Medical Center (Neurology/Medicine), 2001


Internal Medicine
Headache Medicine ( United Council of Neurologic subspecialities)
Neuromuscular Medicine ( American Board of Electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular Medicine)

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


Consumer Research Organization as one of America's Top Physicians, 2005, 2008-12