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Shaheda N. Azher, MD

Shaheda N. Azher, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell


Dr. Shaheda N. Azher is a neurologist receiving her medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College & Research Institute, Vijayawads, India. She completed her internship at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, Indi and Tufts New England Medical Center. Her residency was completed at Tufts Neurology, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston and fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX. She has received many awards by publications including "Top Doctors" by Hudson Valley Magazine and New York Magazine “Exceptional Women in Medicine”. Dr. Azher is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and practices at the Fishkill Westage Campus and Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus.


Fishkill Westage Campus
600 Westage Business Center Drive
Fishkill, NY 12524-2281

Monday, Friday

Poughkeepsie Columbia Campus
30 Columbia Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3906

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Awards & Recognition

Castle Connolly Top Doctor: 2017 - 2021

  • Hudson Valley Magazine: 2017-2021

Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2020


Medical Education

Siddhartha Medical College & Research Institute, Vijayawads, India: 1996 - 1999


Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, Indi: 1998 - 1999


Tufts New England Medical Center transitional year program: June 2002-June 2003


Tufts Neurology, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston, MA: 1999 - 2002


Movement Disorders, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,TX:2003-2005


Neurology Research Fellowship Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX: 1996 - 1999

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: 2015


Hospital Affiliations

Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center


Book Chapters:

Azher SN, Jankovic J.  Clinical Aspects of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Eds.Litvan I, Duyckaerts C:3rd Edition, Elsevier, Amsterdam 2006



Azher SN and Jankovic J.  Idiopathic Basal ganglia calcification. Medlink article


Browner N, Azher SN, Jankovic J.  Botulinum Toxin treatment of facial myoclonus in suspected Rasmussen encephalitis. Movement Disorders, 2006 Sep; 21(9): 1500-2.


Diamond A, Shahed J, Azher SN, Dat-Vuong K, Jankovic J. Globus pallidus deep brain stimulation in dystonia. Movement Disorders 2006 May; 21 (5):692-5.


Azher SN, Jankovic J. Camptocormia Pathogenesis, classification, and response to therapy Neurology 2005; 65:355-359


Doody RS, Azher SN. “Does Apoe correlate with MRI changes in Alzheimer’s Disease?”  J Neuol Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2000; 69 (5): 668-671.


Doody RS, Dunn JK, Huang E, Azher SN, Kataki M. A method for estimating duration of illness in Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive disorders 2004; 17:1-4.