About Us

ASHWIN MALHOTRA, MD

The Neurologist

Dr. Malhotra, a top neurologist in NYC, is the founder of the Brain Health Center and the Neuro Injury Care Institute. As a life-long New Yorker, Dr. Malhotra strongly believes in helping the community and has created the Neuro Injury Care Institute in order to provide injured patients with an opportunity to easily seek an expert Neurological opinion. Dr. Malhotra’s goal is to prevent long-term disability in our communities and to help those most in need.

In addition, Dr, Malhotra is an active member of multiple medical societies (American Academy of Neurology, Peripheral Nerve Society, Brain Injury Association of New York State, American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society), a strong advocate for patients with neurologic injuries and disabilities and is a faculty member at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Englewood Health Physician Network.

With an extensive research background, Dr. Malhotra has a unique approach to Neurologic Disease and is strong proponent for primary prevention of Neurologic Injury and Disease. Specific clinical interests include traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia prevention/anti-aging brain health, traumatic neuropathy/radiculopathy, sports injuries, small fiber neuropathy/fibromyalgia, peripheral demyelinating disorders, and headache disorders.

Education & Awards

  • Top Neurologist, America’s Best Doctors 2021
  • Harvey R. Miller Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease, NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Recipient of Resident Teaching Award, NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • AAN Regional Conference Trainee Scholarship, NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship in EEG/EMG
  • Clinical Research: Progression of Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Scholarship: Harvey R. Miller Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease

Residency

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Neurology Residency
  • Clinical Research: The Use of the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Recipient of Resident Teaching Award

Internship

  • Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Scholarly Research: Relating Cortical Thickness, 5-HT1A Receptor Expression, and Structural Connectivity in Major Depressive Disorder: Multimodal Methods in a Multifaceted Disease

Medical School

  • Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine
  • School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Graduate Thesis: Relationship of Cortical Thickness and 5-HT 1A Receptor Expression in Major Depressive Disorder

Undergraduate Studies

  • Stony Brook University
  • Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry
  • Undergraduate Thesis: Subunit Specific Assembly and Organization of Heteromeric AMPA Receptors

Englewood Health Physician Network/Englewood Medical Center

  • New Jersey, NJ
  • Department of Neurology, Clinical Neurologist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • New York, NY
  • Department of Neurology, Clinical Instructor in Neurology

  • Board Certified in Neurology
  • Certified for NYS and NJS Workers Compensation
  • New York State Medical License
  • New Jersey State Medical License

Harvey R. Miller Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease

  • NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center Neurophysiology

AAN Regional Conference Trainee Scholarship

  • NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center Neurology

Scholarly Concentration Program

  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship

  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Grant

    • Stony Brook University

Publications & Clinical Research

  • Malhotra, Ashwin; Trabilsy, Maissa; Shtilbans, Alexander; Xu, Zhenxing; Wang, Fei; Lee, Andrea; Patel, Dylon; Hellmers, Natalie; Strybing, Kristin; Kaplitt, Michael; Henchcliffe, Claire; Sarva, Harini. Is the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph reflective of clinical off/on motor testing: Single center experience. 2020 3rd Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress. Conference abstract and poster.
  • Qadeer, Asem H; Malhotra, Ashwin; Jones, R; Abdullah, R; Steigbigel, R. INFECTIOUS SACROILIITIS – A RADIOGRAPHIC NO TOUCH LESION. 2017 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. Conference abstract.
  • Al-Khalil, Ramsey; Malhotra, Ashwin; D’Addario, Justin; Baig, Imran. The
    underrecognized Cardiac Manifestation of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome. 2017 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. Conference abstract.
  • Rossano, S, DeLorenzo, C, Malhotra, A, Pillai, RLI, Esterlis, I, Lin, S, Kapinos, M, Nabulsi, N, Huang, Y, Carson, RE, Parsey, RV, Zanderigo, F. Comparison of Arterial and Venous Blood Sampling for Positron Emission Tomography with 11C-CUMI-101. 2016 International Symposium on Functional NeuroReceptor Mapping of the Living Brain. Conference abstract and poster.
  • Salussolia, CL, Gan, Q, Malhotra, A and Wollmuth, LP. Role of Transmembrane Domain Interactions in NMDA Receptor Assembly. 2015 Society for Neuroscience. Conference abstract and poster.

  • Scholarly Concentration Program Research Lecture Series, Oral Presentation: Relationship of 5-HT1A Receptor Density to Grey Matter Cortical Thickness in Control and Depressed Subjects in Vivo.” Stony Brook University School of Medicine, NY.
  • HHMI/NYSTEM Research Lecture Series, Oral Presentation: “Subunit Specific Assembly and Organization of Heteromeric AMPA Receptors.” Stony Brook University, NY.

  • Neurology Research Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Smartphone Applications in Parkinson’s Disease: current data on disease monitoring, medication adherence, and movement modulation.” NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Neurology, NY.
  • 3rd Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress, Poster Presentation: “Is the Parkinson’s KinetiGraph reflective of clinical off/on motor testing: Single center experience.” Miami, FL.
  • Neurology Research Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Major Depressive Disorder: Multimodal Methods in a Multifaceted Disease” NYPH/Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Neurology, NY.
  • Internal Medicine Research Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Relating Cortical Thickness, 5-HT1A Receptor Expression, and Structural Connectivity in Major Depressive Disorder: Multimodal Methods in a Multifaceted Disease” Stony Brook University Department of Medicine, NY.
  • Scholarly Concentration Program, Poster Presentation: “Relationship of Cortical
    Thickness and 5-HT 1A Receptor Expression in Major Depressive Disorder.” Stony
    Brook University SOM, NY.
  • URECA Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Biogenesis and Trafficking of Heteromeric AMPA Receptors.” Stony Brook University, NY.
  • HHMI/NYSTEM Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Subunit Specific Assembly and Organization of Heteromeric AMPA Receptors.” Stony Brook University, NY.
  • YIR Symposium, Poster Presentation: “Subunit Specific Assembly and Organization of Heteromeric AMPA Receptors.” Stony Brook University, NY.
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Expertise

  • Neurology

  • Clinical Neurophysiology: EEG and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Clinical Neurophysiology: EMG and Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Botox for Dystonia
  • Botox for Migraines
  • Botox for Facial Asymmetry
  • Botox for Neck Pain/Back Pain
  • Botox for Muscle Spasms and Spasticity
  • Botox for Piriformis Syndrome
  • Cosmetic Botox
  • Cognitive Testing
  • TBI Testing
  • NeuroTrax Testing for Concussion
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG) / Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Evoked Potential Studies
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Exercise Therapy

  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Encephalitis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  • Arm Weakness
  • Muscle Weakness and Myopathies
  • Atypical Facial Pain
  • Lumbar (Low Back) Pain
  • Cervical (Neck) Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disease
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stenosis, Cervical
  • Disc Herniations
  • Plexitis
  • Sacroilitis
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Piriformis Syndrome
    Neuropathy
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vasculitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Spasticity
  • Tremors
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Fainting Spells
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Atypical Headaches
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Huntington Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep disorders
  • Excessive daily Fatigue and Sleep Syndromes
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optics Neuritis

Accepted Insurances

We accept ALL Insurances and also provide Concierges Neurology services.

Specifically, for the for the convenience of all our patients, the Neurodiagnostics Medical P.C. accepts:
Medicare, Medicaid, NY State Worker’s Compensation Insurances
NJ State Worker’s Compensation Insurances, New York and New Jersey Auto-Accident Insurances (No Fault Insurances), All Commercial Insurances (as either in-network or out-of-network; Aetna, Healthfirst, Emblem, etc.), Independent Medical Examinations.

OUR AFFILIATES

HEAR FROM OUR PATIENTS

Brian Sheridan Patient

I had an EEG done at Dr. Malhotra's office. The technician brought me in and set up the EEG. It took 45minutes to complete the test. When Dr. Malhotra called me the next morning  I was worried something was wrong. But to my surprise, Dr. Malhotra called to tell me the test was completely normal and offered to answer any questions that I had. I am still so impressed to have found a doctor who actually calls patients with normal results. Amazing!

Joshua Feldman Patient

Dr. Malhotra was recommend as a very good EMG doctor by a friend. I was worried about having the painful and uncomfortable EMG procedure until I met Dr. Malhotra. He has a calming demeanor, was extremely fast with the test, and distracted me by talking about the stock market. Before I knew it the test was done and we were chatting about what the test showed. He gave me a clear diagnosis on the spot with a clear follow up and treatment plan.

Oliver Schwartz Patient

Dr. Malhotra is on another level. He reviewed all my history and completed a full neuro-exam himself from start to finish. He limits using medical assistants or physician assistants to get a history and believes in getting the history himself. I found his style and approach to be incredibly caring. He is obviously brilliant and loves his work.

Steven Trevor Patient

The office décor is dated but Dr. Malhotra basically all digital. His staff incredibly efficient, use all digital reminders, and send forms via a patient portal in seconds.

Marissa Bernstein Patient

I came to Dr. Malhotra for second opinion of Small Fiber Neuropathy. Although I have carried the diagnosis for 6 years, Dr. Malhotra was the first to explain it on molecular level. He showed me pictures of a skin biopsy and what actually happens. Impressive!

Michael Skinner Patient

Dr. Malhotra helped me deal with a major injury. I was initially treated by a physician provided by my employer at an excellent academic intuition. However, my complaints of recurrent headaches were ignored because they were not part of my initial fall and injury. I saw Dr. Malhotra for the headaches and learned the headaches and my injury were connected all along: I had some spinal fluid leak in my back. The headaches that wouldn't go away were fixed with 1 procedure.

Alison Murphy Patient

I saw Dr. Ashwin on a video visit for a painful facial rash and blurry vision that came out of nowhere on a Sunday afternoon. Within minutes of talking to me, Dr. Ashwin directed me to nearest ER. I was admitted immediately in the ER for intravenous antibiotics. Days later Dr. Ashwin called me to follow up to make sure I was doing well. I had a varicella zoster virus infection extending into my brain, and luckily it was caught early.

Michelle Iris Patient

Dr. Malhotra was recommend by a friend in the medical field. He is a physician's physician. He approach to preventative neurology is unique and effective. It's simple as "exercise every day," but also complicated as "must fast for 16 hours to suppress the m-Tor Pathway."

Eugene Choi Patient

Dr. Ashwin saved my life. I was injured in a car accident and was undergoing physical therapy/chiro for neck and back pain when Dr. Ashwin examined me and found that I had a vertebral artery dissection from the accident.

Lucky Singh Patient

The most modern medical practice in Brooklyn by far. The office construction is old, but the staff is high energy and efficient. And Dr. Malhotra is tech genius. Everything is digital and paperless. I walked in and completed my medical history on my phone. And I walked out with instructions on how to manage my injury on the phone in an email. And I was able to complete a quick follow up visit via video visit on my phone and have my medications adjusted without having to miss a day of work.