Andrew M. Blumenfeld, MD, Neurologist and Neurocritical Care Physician with the Headache Center of Southern California

Get to know Neurologist and Neurocritical Care Physician Dr. Andrew M. Blumenfeld, who serves patients in Carlsbad, California.

Dr. Blumenfeld is a neurologist and neurocritical care physician. He has been a principal investigator for many research studies showing that Botulinum toxin type A, sold under the brand name Botox┬«, is an effective preventative therapy for headache in chronic migraine sufferers. He has treated more patients with Botox therapy than any other provider in the world and trains other physicians on this – both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Blumenfeld is the Director of the Headache Center of Southern California, whose mission is to provide excellent, comprehensive headache care. As director, he focuses on addressing the multi-faceted needs of headache sufferers. These needs include acute care, educational programs, and other specialty services. This comprehensive approach treats the whole person in a highly individualized manner and addresses the growing demand for one-stop treatment services.

Dr. Blumenfeld currently holds active privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospitals (Encinitas and La Jolla) and the Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California.

Dr. Blumenfeld grew up in South Africa and graduated from St. Andrews College, South Africa, with a first class pass and distinction in mathematics. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, after which he completed a residency in neurology at Johannesburg Hospital. In 1986, he moved to the United States and completed a residency in neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Following this, Dr. Blumenfeld completed his fellowship training in neurophysiology, also at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. Blumenfeld served as staff neurologist at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego from 1990 to 2004. As Chief of Neurology Service at Kaiser from 1999-2004, his unit was named a Neurotoxin Center of Excellence by Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College. The Neurotoxin Centers of Excellence recognize excellence in neurologists and other physicians who specialize in headache management.

Dr Blumenfeld is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. He has published widely and has been an active researcher in headaches and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Blumenfeld serves on the advisory board for Allergan. He has been a national speaker and consultant for Allergan, as well as other well-known medical corporations: Pfizer, GSK, Merck, Posen, Zogenix, MAP pharmaceuticals, Forrest, and Ortho McNeill.

Dr. Blumenfeld is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and continuing certification processes.

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Neurocritical care is a medical field that treats life-threatening diseases of the nervous system and identifies, prevents/treats secondary brain injury. Being a neurologist and neurocritical care physician, Dr. Blumenfeld provides emergency critical care for patients with serious conditions involving the nervous system, brainstem or brain. He also treats secondary injuries of the brain, such as those brought on by chronic illnesses.

Dr. Blumenfeld is an avid bicyclist, having participated in the Race Across America in 2003 and 2004. In his spare time, he enjoys running and spending time with his family.

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