Meet Dr. Thomas Berk, Neura Health's Medical Director

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Meet Dr. Thomas Berk, Neura Health's Medical Director

Tell us a little about your background/training. 


I grew up in Chicago, and moved to New York City for medical school.  I graduated from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in 2010 and also completed my neurology residency at NYU.  NYU did not have a fellowship program for headache medicine at the time, so I trained at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia after that. 


Tell us about why you chose neurology and headaches specifically - what interested you most about this field?  


First - the brain is amazing and mysterious - there is no segment of science that is better to study.  As a neurology resident, I quickly saw how effective and life changing headache medicine can be.  Many neurological diseases aren’t curable, and worsen over time despite our best efforts.  Headache is very different, especially with so many new treatment options now available. 


What have been the things you are most proud of in your career?


I am remarkably proud of the residents and fellows we have trained over the years.  There are so few headache specialists relative to people who need to see them, and the field of headache medicine has been actively recruiting the best and the brightest future headache specialists.  


What have you learned from your patients that have helped you become a better doctor? 


Every day I learn that despite how different everyone seems, we have more things in common than not.  As a headache specialist, I review the specific triggers everyone has - the stressful things in their lives, their diets, their sleep patterns.  Everyone’s background is unique, their family life is different, their stressors and issues change - but underneath it all we have the same insecurities, the same things that make us happy and the same struggles. 


What are you most excited about regarding your role at Neura?


I am passionate about bringing access to high quality headache healthcare to everyone everywhere.  There are about 40 million people in the US with migraine, and only about 600 headache specialists - Neura Health seeks to narrow that gap significantly, and improve the quality of life for people with migraine everywhere.

Dr. Berk is available for video visits with Neura Health members, and looks forward to helping you find relief! Join Neura today to schedule a visit with him.


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Thomas Berk, MD
Thomas Berk is Medical Director at Neura Health, where he treats Neura patients via video visit. He is a former Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
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Thomas Berk, MD is Medical Director of Neura Health and a neurologist and headache specialist based in New York City. A former Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, he has over 12 years of clinical experience. He graduated from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at NYU as well. He completed a headache fellowship at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. He is an emerging leader of the American Headache Society and has been on the Super Doctors list of rising stars for the past five years.

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