Dora S. Pinkhasova was born in a former Soviet Union and graduated from Samarkand Medical Institute in Uzbekistan in 1981. While in Uzbekistan, Dr. Pinkhasova completed her Internal Medicine and Neurology training and worked as a Neurologist for over 10 years. At the same time, she continued her medical education and completed several skill-enhancement courses. In 1990 she was trained in acupuncture therapy at the Department of Neurology and Acupuncture of the 2nd Moscow Medical Institute in Russia. Her dedication to medicine – and particularly to Neurology – was awarded by her being named the Highest Medical Degree Physician.
Upon her arrival to the United States she devoted several years to Research in the Lab of Brain Sciences of Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research projects were involved in neuropathological changes of the brain in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neuro-degenerative disorders. She also was involved in several research projects in the areas of pharmacology and molecular biology to assess effects of some medications on nerve cells.
In 2004 she has completed her postgraduate Internship and Neurology residency training at Albany Medical Center and successfully passed her Medical Board exams and became a licensed USA physician. In 2005 she has completed her clinical neurophysiology fellowship at department of Neurology of Columbia University. Her fellowship was focused on electromyography and neuromuscular disorders.
In 2005 Dr. Pinkhasova became a Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. From 2005 until 2007 she worked as a Neurologist for the department of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. Since 2007 she became a faculty member of Neurology Department at NYU and started working as an attending Neurologist at multispecialty center “NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Rego Park”.
In addition, Dr. Dora Pinkhasova works in private clinics in area of Queens and Bronx. She is involved on evaluation and treatment of patients with different neurological disorders. For evaluation of the neurological disorders, Dr. Pinkhasova performs several tests in her neurology offices. Dr. Pinkhasova manages her patients with medications, local injections, including anesthetics and steroids, as well as Botulinum injections.
In addition, she may refer her patients to NYU for additional diagnostic tests, as well as for a consultation to NYU specialists. The patients also will be referred for Physical therapy and Occupation therapy. Based on her background and language skills in English, Russian, Bukharian (Farci) – she is willing to help patients with different backgrounds.
Given the recent corona pandemia – Dr. Dora Pinkhasova also offer telemedicine visits when the consultation can be provided via Internet and cell phone.