Sheena Aurora, MD

Headache and facial pain specialist

4.5 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

Headache and Facial Pain Clinic

Headache and Facial Pain Clinic at the Pain Clinic in Redwood City

Headache and Facial Pain Clinic at Boswell Building

Pain Management Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 1st Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6238
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Headache Medicine, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (2006)
  • Residency: Wayne State University Sinai Grace (1992) MI
  • Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital (1996) MI
  • Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1997)
  • Residency: Henry Ford Hospital (1995) MI
  • Medical Education: Christian Medical College (1990) India

Honors & Awards

  • University of Michigan Medical Student Excellence in, Teaching Award (1994)
  • American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology, Fellowship Award (1994)
  • Resident Research Forum, Poster Presentation Honorable Mention (1995)
  • Resident of the Year Award, Henry Ford Hospital Department of Neurology (1995)
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Junior Member Recognition Award (1995)
  • International Headache Society Fellowship, Award (1995)
  • American Association for the Study of Headache, Travel Award (1996)
  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Junior Member Recognition, Award (1996)
  • Harold G. Wolff Award for Research in Headache, American Association for the Study of Headache (1999)
  • Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 22nd Edition (2000)
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 5th Edition (2000)
  • Greppi Award for Research in Headache,, Headache World (2000)
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 55th Edition (2001)
  • Harold G. Wolff Award for Research in Headache, American Association for the Study of Headache (2001)
  • International, Woman of the Year (2001)
  • Migraine Innovators Award, Edinburgh (2002)
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st century, Second Edition (2002)
  • Great Minds of the 21st Century, Premier Edition (2003)
  • Notable American Women, Tenth Commemorative Edition (2003)
  • Accomplishment, Universal Award (2003)
  • Research in Headache, Harold G. Wolf Award, American Association for the study of Headache (2007)
  • Best Doctors, Women's Health Magazine (2008)
  • Seattle Best Doctors, Seattle Magazine (2010)

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4.6

Friendliness

4.3

Recommended to others

4.4

Explanations

4.4

Listens

4.4

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.4

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I come to Dr Aurora for her expertise in treatment of migraines but she always seems rushed and pretty indifferent. Has never really seemed too concerned about me as a patient/person.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

While Dr. Aurora is courteous and friendly, I don't feel like she actually cares all that much about my well-being. She gives opportunities to ask questions, yet she sometimes has a dismissive tone and I feel that she is in a rush. I have had pain unabated for years, even after various medications and botox, and it doesn't seem that there's any thinking outside of usual protocols. I would not recommend her, though on the positive side, the ability to get through to the office is always good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. seem very good about my condition. Very helpful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

did not spend enough time this visit to allow me to fully express my concerns and questions, but did address most of them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I appreciated how personable Dr. Aurora was.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Aurora really knows her stuff when it comes to Cluster Headache. I really appreciate the time she spent with me and the prescriptions she wrote for me. Way better than my last neurologist and the staff is better too.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

After waiting for 1.5 hours, I finally saw the Dr. The Dr. was rushed and just told me that she'd switch my medication and if that didn't work, to email her in a few weeks. No explanation as to why the new med would be better or that apparently it was sublingual vs. a tablet. I had to ask about taking it concurrently with another med - that should have been advised. Did not want to hear how my migraines have been presenting differently since the last visit although a 1st year resident has taken notes earlier. Dismissed my desire to talk about additional treatment modalities such as lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes. I wanted to understand the role of diagnostic in the event the migraines were caused by something more significant that "stress." Her simple response was that it was "unlikely I had a tumor"! I will never go back to see her. What a waste of time.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Did not discuss any medication at this consult -

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Aurora is knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.

SHC Patient, May 2015

care is great, timeline is great...expecially since I drive 6 hrs to get to you.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Experience with Dr. Aurora and Dr. McCareley - excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I think that Dr Aurora is fantastic and one of the best doctors that I have had the pleasure of getting care from.

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4.5 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
21 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I come to Dr Aurora for her expertise in treatment of migraines but she always seems rushed and pretty indifferent. Has never really seemed too concerned about me as a patient/person.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

While Dr. Aurora is courteous and friendly, I don't feel like she actually cares all that much about my well-being. She gives opportunities to ask questions, yet she sometimes has a dismissive tone and I feel that she is in a rush. I have had pain unabated for years, even after various medications and botox, and it doesn't seem that there's any thinking outside of usual protocols. I would not recommend her, though on the positive side, the ability to get through to the office is always good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. seem very good about my condition. Very helpful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

did not spend enough time this visit to allow me to fully express my concerns and questions, but did address most of them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I appreciated how personable Dr. Aurora was.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Aurora really knows her stuff when it comes to Cluster Headache. I really appreciate the time she spent with me and the prescriptions she wrote for me. Way better than my last neurologist and the staff is better too.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

After waiting for 1.5 hours, I finally saw the Dr. The Dr. was rushed and just told me that she'd switch my medication and if that didn't work, to email her in a few weeks. No explanation as to why the new med would be better or that apparently it was sublingual vs. a tablet. I had to ask about taking it concurrently with another med - that should have been advised. Did not want to hear how my migraines have been presenting differently since the last visit although a 1st year resident has taken notes earlier. Dismissed my desire to talk about additional treatment modalities such as lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes. I wanted to understand the role of diagnostic in the event the migraines were caused by something more significant that "stress." Her simple response was that it was "unlikely I had a tumor"! I will never go back to see her. What a waste of time.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Did not discuss any medication at this consult -

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Aurora is knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly.

SHC Patient, May 2015

care is great, timeline is great...expecially since I drive 6 hrs to get to you.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Experience with Dr. Aurora and Dr. McCareley - excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I think that Dr Aurora is fantastic and one of the best doctors that I have had the pleasure of getting care from.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

This doctor is not experienced enough at all period!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

She was incredible!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Always a very positive experience.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr. Aurora is a great neurologists; best one I have seen, she has helped me tremendously.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Aurora asked NOTHING about migraines. She lectured me about smoking, my weight, and insisted I use Botox.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Aurora - good. RN - fair.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Doctor seems arrogant - Has not included me in decisions in the past.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Sheena Aurora goes above & beyond the needs of my care in migraine control. A true asset!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

2 lines can not cover it! Within 20 minutes the doctor knew the disease I had. I have had this for 7 years & was misdiagnosed. Mostly, to be treated with such care and respect was a miracle!