Hossein Ansari, MD, FAAN, FAHS Headache and Facial Pain Specialist

Hossein Ansari, MD, FAAN, FAHS, is a board-certified neurologist and fellowship trained certified headache specialist with board certification by United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) , who specializes in diagnosing and treating headaches and facial pain.

Dr. Ansari joined Kaizen Brain Center in July 2020. He developed a multidisciplinary program for headache and facial pain and helped advance the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) program.

Previously, he served as director of Headache clinic at UC San Diego Health for over 5 years. He is still an associate professor of Neuroscience at UC San Diego where he teaches the residents.

Prior to that, Dr. Ansari created a multidisciplinary headache and facial pain clinic at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates, Inc. (NNA) in Akron, Ohio, where he also served as the medical director of NNA’s headache clinic. He was also assistant professor of medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University and a neurologist at Summa Health System in Akron.

An active member of multiple domestic and international professional societies, Dr. Ansari belongs to: International Headache Society (IHS), American Interventional Headache Society (AIHS) and American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He has presented at various national and international conferences.

Specialty interests:

  • Interventional and procedural treatment of headache with focus on migraine, including “surgical treatment” for headache
  • Facial pain with particular attention to autoimmune trigeminal neuropathy and “trigeminal neuralgia”.
  • Neurological manifestation of systemic disorder with focus on “neuro-rheumatology” and neuropharmacology.

Education and Fellowships


Headache and Facial Pain
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV