Niushen Zhang, MD

Niushen Zhang, MD

Headache and facial pain specialist

Bio:   Dr. Niushen Zhang specializes in the treatment of headache and facial pain. Dr. Zhang has a special interest in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of headaches and facial pain. She is the Director of the Headache Fellowship Program at Stanford.
4.8 out of 5
211 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

Headache Clinic

Headache Clinic at Hoover Pavilion

Facial Pain Program

  • 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 (2016)
  • Board Certified Neurologist, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Headache Fellowship, Stanford University
  • Neurology Residency, Stanford University
  • Internal Medicine Internship, California Pacific Medical Center
  • M.D., New York University School of Medicine
  • B.S., Yale University

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Headache Fellowship Program (2018 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Zhang is amazing. She makes you feel like family when she talks to you about your medical concerns. I have been very satisfied w/the care she provides.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I was blown away by how amazing Dr Zheng is. I have had horrible experiences with neurologists. She spent a long time with me, explained everything thoroughly, drew diagrams to me understand, and was compassionate, warm, and kind. actually wondered if she was a social worker at first because her bedside manner was the friendliest of any neurologist I've ever seen.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Zhang is a good listener and takes time with her patients. She explains everything thoroughly and clearly and always asks if I have questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

very good

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Love Dr. Zhang !

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Zhang is awesome. She always makes you feel as if she was treating her own family member when I am at the office. she makes sure I fully understand the treatment process and answers all my questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Excellent clinician - good listener, & patient, gave me a lot of time to explain my issue.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Zhang is fantastic, listens well and asks thoughtful questions. Never makes me feel silly.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Loved working with Dr. Zhang- she was a good listener, explained things well and came up with a good, effective plan to help me with my headaches.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Zhang is the best provider and best neurologist that I have ever had, out of the four neurologists and several health care providers that I have seen over the last 2-3 years. She started the visit by asking me what my questions were, and made sure that she answered each one of them. She gauged my level of understanding before launching into an explanation about anything. She also was attentive to my light sensitivity and kept the patient room dark during my visit. Dr. Zhang was very thorough and even made sure to ask me about my mood. None of my neurologists in the past have asked me directly about that. Above all, she listened more than she talked, which showed that she really cared.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Zhang is fantastic!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Zhang was fantastic--the best doctor I've ever had.

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4.8 out of 5
211 Patient Ratings
46 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Zhang is amazing. She makes you feel like family when she talks to you about your medical concerns. I have been very satisfied w/the care she provides.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I was blown away by how amazing Dr Zheng is. I have had horrible experiences with neurologists. She spent a long time with me, explained everything thoroughly, drew diagrams to me understand, and was compassionate, warm, and kind. actually wondered if she was a social worker at first because her bedside manner was the friendliest of any neurologist I've ever seen.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Zhang is a good listener and takes time with her patients. She explains everything thoroughly and clearly and always asks if I have questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

very good

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Love Dr. Zhang !

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Zhang is awesome. She always makes you feel as if she was treating her own family member when I am at the office. she makes sure I fully understand the treatment process and answers all my questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Excellent clinician - good listener, & patient, gave me a lot of time to explain my issue.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Zhang is fantastic, listens well and asks thoughtful questions. Never makes me feel silly.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Loved working with Dr. Zhang- she was a good listener, explained things well and came up with a good, effective plan to help me with my headaches.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Zhang is the best provider and best neurologist that I have ever had, out of the four neurologists and several health care providers that I have seen over the last 2-3 years. She started the visit by asking me what my questions were, and made sure that she answered each one of them. She gauged my level of understanding before launching into an explanation about anything. She also was attentive to my light sensitivity and kept the patient room dark during my visit. Dr. Zhang was very thorough and even made sure to ask me about my mood. None of my neurologists in the past have asked me directly about that. Above all, she listened more than she talked, which showed that she really cared.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Zhang is fantastic!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Zhang was fantastic--the best doctor I've ever had.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr Zhang was outstanding, she made me feel like she was taking care of a family member. for the first time I felt a Dr took the time to really figure out what my issue is and how to fix it. Her explanation of my headaches and the treatment plan was easy for me to understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Niushen Zhang is an exemplary health care provider! Her ability to listen and address concerns is unparalleled in my experience. CLONE HER!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

The Dr. was easy to talk to, made me feel comfortable, and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Zhang made sure that every concern was answered before I left.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I'm very pleased with the care Dr. Zhang provides, I would recommend her to others. She is caring and shows interest in my case. Her office runs on time and is well-organized.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr Zhang is an excellent doctor!!! She is thorough, compassionate, pleasant and confident, shows genuine concern for my health and well being, knowledgeable, excellent listener, spot on understanding of my condition and gave me great advise and direction for improving and maintaining optimum health, the whole body approach.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I absolutely LOVE coming in for my botox treatments for my migraines. Everyone who has given me the injections has been AMAZING! This last go around was even better since we decided to adjust my appointment schedule to help reduce my migraines towards weeks 10-12. I cannot say enough about how happy I am!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

very caring to help me find out what is happening or wrong

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Zhang is the 7th neurologist I have had a visit with and may be my favorite.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Zhang was excellent about taking my concerns in mind, offering different options, and asking good questions. I feel more comfortable asking her questions and feel she responds to them more directly than did my previous physician at this practice. I did not see Nurse Barch at this visit, but I also find speaking to her productive.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Niushen Zhang is one of the absolute best doctors I've ever encountered--professional, sharp, informative, caring, insightful, on-time--absolutely wonderful!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

If I could give Dr. Zhang higher marks I would. She was very very attentive understanding informative.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Both doctors I saw were excellent : friendly, competent, caring.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Zhang is fantastic, as is everyone else I have encountered at the clinic.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

This was probably the best doctor appt I've ever had anywhere. It was follow-up to receiving some instructions regarding my condition, which I followed and had great results.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Could not have asked for better.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Zhang is an excellent doctor. She always remembers what we discussed at prior appointments and always provides good information for new symptoms I may have. I feel very secure in her care and I very much appreciate her compassion and interest in her patients. I would highly recommend her to others.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Zhang is a wonderful, highly knowledgeable, friendly and an absolutely, wonderful doctor. I feel confident with the treatment plain. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has head pain... She is one of the best I've seen.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Ekpo (not sure of spelling since I saw her instead of my usual doctor) was wonderful and even informed me that I needed to come in for a one-year appointment in addition to my next set of injections. She is a lovely doctor who truly makes me feel cared for.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

i am so blessed to have such good care at stanford my dr zhang is amazing

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Zhang answers all my questions and never rushes me through. I am very happy with her care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I've never/rarely experienced such high levels of attention & concern given from a physician before. Both doc & PA/resident listened & didn't make me feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

The compassion exhibited by Dr Zhang was amazing and inspired hope that something could be done for my condition.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I thought I already knew all there is to know about migraines, but the doctor recommended some treatment and life style changes that have already helped enormously.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ekpo and Dr. Zhang provided extremely good care all around. they went above and beyond this time, even reassuring and helping me through insurance problems interrupting care. my previous Doctor before Stanford gave me doubts that I was being treated by a knowledgeable staff, but Stanford is always the opposite. my life has drastically been changed because of the quality of care at Stanford in every department.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I was impressed with the amount of time my physician spent with me. I felt listened to and cared for exceptionally well.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

dr. Zhang was fantastic! very impressed by her bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

My experience with Dr. Zhang has been extremely positive. I appreciate all the time she has given me in helping me determine my health issues and finding a solution.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Excellent provider. Would like to see her again

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Zhang was incredibly patient and thorough. I felt heard and understood. Dr. Zhang did not seem rushed. She was focused on my care and her attention was much appreciated.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

One of the best Dr's visits I've ever had. She spent over an hour with me, really listened to me, obviously understood the topic so well that it was significantly better than my PCP (who was still helpful but this went to a new level)

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

very professional and courteous. Willing to consider my ideas as to the problem. Makes effort to contact and speak with me personally after discharge.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I was there for Botox. I tried asking questions about my case and it was clear the Dr. had not read my file and was not informed enough to answer questions. she just wanted to do the shots.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Zhang is an excellent doctor, and I really appreciate rushing the botox through my insurance to get it approved. She really cared about helping me and I've not had a doctor who cared so much and followed through for me to that degree.