Orly Avitzur, MD


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Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA, FAAN

is a practicing neurologist, medical writer, and Medical Adviser to Consumer Reports. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Neurology website and neurology consultant to the New York Rangers.

Practice Specializations Include:

Back and Neck Pain
Headache and Migraine
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Nerve Entrapments
Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies

Medical Writing

Dr. Avitzur has written for a large variety of consumer and professional publications. She is a regular contributor to Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports on Health and serves as a columnist and Associate Editor for Neurology Today.

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Media & Communications

Dr. Avitzur has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, and NPR. She has also been interviewed by a variety of print and web publications including O, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, MSNBC, ABC News, Martha Stewart Living, and Allure.

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Speaking & Teaching

Dr. Avitzur speaks frequently to professional and consumer audiences on current health care issues, medical technology and neurologic conditions and treatments. Dr. Avitzur is a lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor at the New York Medical College.

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