Alexandra Dimitrova M.D., M.A.

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Faculty profile
  • Assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

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Expertise

  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Comprehensive Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular

Education

  • B.S., Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 1998
  • M.A., Boston University School of Medicine 2003
  • M.D., Boston University School of Medicine 2008
  • Residency:

    • Neurology residency, Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Medical Center, July 2009–June 2012
  • Fellowship:

    • Acupuncture training:

Biography

Special interests

Headache and pain disorders, neuropathy, radiculopathy, chronic pain syndromes, complementary and alternative medicine in neurology, integrative neurology, acupuncture

Biography

Dr. Dimitrova sees patients in the Neurology Wellness Clinic. She specializes in integrating complementary and alternative medicine approaches along with traditional neurologic therapies in the management of headache, pain disorders and other common neurologic conditions. Specifically, she uses structural, palpation-based acupuncture to address chronic headache and pain syndromes. She is also interested in supplements, mind-body practices, dietary and lifestyle modifications, which can optimize neurologic health. As an NIH-funded scientist, Dr. Dimitrova is familiar with the latest research on acupuncture and other complementary therapies. She has close clinical and research collaborations with the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and Oregon College or Oriental Medicine.

Publications

Dimitrova A, Lou JS, Andrea S, Luo Y, Murchison C, Oken B. Local Effects of Acupuncture on the Median and Ulnar Nerves in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS): Study Design and Preliminary Results. J Altern Complement Med May 2014, 20(5): A42

Dimitrova A, Ungaro R, Lebwohl B, Green M, Babyatksy M, Green PH. Prevalence of Migraine in Patients with Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Headache. 2013 Feb;53(2):344-55.

Dimitrova A, Ungaro R, Liebwohl B, Green M, Green P. Increased Prevalence of Migraine in patients with Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease compared to Healthy Controls: a Multicenter Prospective Study (Abstract) American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting April 2012

Dimitrova A, Fronczek R, Scammell T, Gautam S, Lammers GJ, Pascual-Leone A. Reward-seeking Behavior in Human Narcolepsy. J Clin Sleep Med. 2011 Jun 15;7(3):293-300.

Dimitrova A, Ungaro R, Liebwohl B, Green M, Green P. Migraine in patients with Celiac Disease compared to Inflammatory Bowel Disease and healthy controls. (Abstract) DDW Digestive Disorders Week May 2011

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Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

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