Clinical Staff

Kyra Blatt, MD

Dr. Kyra B Blatt, MD

Dr. Kyra B Blatt, MD is a board certified neurologist practicing at The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology. She has 25 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology, Psychiatry. Dr. Blatt is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Neurology. She received her degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine. She completed her residency in Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva. Dr. Blatt also completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Kyra Blatt, MD completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Beth Israel Medical Center.

Together, Dr. Blatt and The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology will provide patients with the most innovative approaches to neurological treatment. Dr. Kyra Blatt is passionate about her patients and their neurological care!



Yoni Dokko, MD

Yoni Dokko, MD

Yoni Dokko, MD is an attentive and detail-oriented general neurologist specializing in EMG and nerve conduction studies and serving patients in New York, NY. She treats a number of conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, lumbar and cervical radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, headaches, migraines, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Dokko is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Neurology. She received her degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her residency and EMG fellowship at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine/University Hospitals in Cleveland. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Dokko is affiliated with Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital Center.

Dr. Dokko grew up in Pittsburgh before moving to the New York area with her family. She is currently practicing in midtown at The Manhattan Center For Headache & Neurology.



Agnieszka Kokoszka

Agnieszka Kokoszka, MD

Dr. Kokoszka is board-certified in neurology and neurophysiology, practicing as a part of the Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology in New York, NY. She is skilled in addressing a variety of neurological disorders including: nerve inflammation, chronic migraines, cluster headaches, radial nerve palsy, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, lumbar and cervical radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, headaches, migraines, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease, among others.

Dr. Kokoszka received her medical degree from The State University of New York, Stony Brook. She completed her neurology residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center. Her neurophysiology fellowship was completed at The State University of New York, Stony Brook. Dr. Kokoszka is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Her hospital affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

At the Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology, Dr. Kokoszka will provide a concierge approach to treating patients. Dr. Kokoszka is passionate about patient care and is excited to treat her patients at The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology!



Alice Wong, NP

Alice Wong, NP

Alice N.S. Wong is a board-certified Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Following twenty years in book publishing and raising three amazing daughters, she answered the call to enter nursing. Since 2011, she has been caring and advocating for patients at New York Presbyterian Hospital, concentrating in neurology for the past five years. She has done research in aromatherapy for pain and in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Alice draws upon her extensive and varied life experiences and background to ask the right questions, listen well, and work collaboratively with individuals to manage their health issues. She maintains an open mind and pursues a holistic approach as a compassionate and attentive health practitioner.

Alice completed her Bachelor of Arts in politics and journalism at New York University. After a successful career as a book editor, she returned to NYU for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (magna cum laude) and her Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care. As part of the Manhattan Center of Headache and Neurology, she is honored to be mentored by Audrey Halpern, MD, and excited to continue to research and learn about best practices and effective treatments for patients.



Rajni Bala, NP, RN

Rajni Bala, NP, RN

Rajni Bala, NP, RN is a member of the American Nurses Association. Ms. Bala received her Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner from New York University and obtained her Nursing degree from Hunter College. Rajni has been working with neurology and stroke patients since 2001. In addition, Ms. Bala specializes in Adult and Gerontology care. She has been mentored by Audrey Halpern, MD to treat patients for headaches and migraines. Rajni closely follows Dr. Halpern’s model of concierge-style medicine, providing patients with prompt, personalized service at The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology, conveniently located in midtown. Rajni is a caring provider who believes in patient centered care. Together, Rajni and The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology will work relentlessly to provide a holistic approach to treatment for their patients.



Roxanne Singer Gheorghiu, PMHNP, NP

Roxanne Singer Gheorghiu, DNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP, CDCES

Roxanne Singer is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with extensive demonstrated expertise providing patient-centered care for medical and psychiatric co-morbidities, including: diagnostic assessments, pharmacotherapy, executing interventions and follow-ups throughout the life-span. Roxanne obtained her Doctorate in nursing practice and Master of psychiatric mental health from The University of South Carolina. Roxanne has a dual certification and treats both psychiatric and medical populations. She obtained her Master of nursing degree from Duke University. Roxanne services both psychiatric and neurology patients via telehealth. The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology and Roxanne look forward to helping you live your best life!



Brooke Steiger

Brooke Steiger, FNP

Brooke is pleased to join the practice and is committed to helping patients optimize their health and well being.

She has extensive experience over the past 10 years in the areas of neurology, integrative medicine, rehabilitation, medical-surgical, occupational health, and oncologic medicine. She received her Master in Nursing from Long Island University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia. As part of her clinical training, she completed a clinical rotation with the Department of Integrative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she also worked as an RN in neurology for several years. She received her Family Practice Nurse Practitioner board certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, she maintains a certification from the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. She has been mentored in headache and neurology by Dr. Halpern and consistently offers personalized patient care from a holistic perspective.



Jordan Shankle, Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology

Jordan Shankle, PA

Jordan Shankle, a board certified Physician Assistant, is excited to join the practice and is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthcare goals. As part of Manhattan Center of Headache and Neurology, she is mentored by Audrey Halpern, MD, to diagnose and provide treatment options for a variety of neurological disorders.

Jordan completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Studies and a Minor in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After completing her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Stony Brook University, she proudly joined the U.S Navy. During her career as a Naval Lieutenant, she provided exceptional health care at Stateside Naval Hospitals and during overseas operations. She specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care and Combat Medicine. During her military service she has been awarded the esteemed Navy Commendation Medal, Fleet Marine Force Officer Medal and Humanitarian Award.

Jordan enjoys developing satisfactory patient rapport and has a deep commitment to providing efficient, high-quality, personalized care. She closely follows Dr. Halpern’s model of concierge-style medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is an avid volunteer for the American Red Cross.



Carrie Keskinen massage therapist

Carrie Keskinen, Licensed Massage Therapist

Carrie is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from the Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy in 2003. She has been a therapist for 14 years and in Private Practice at The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology for 5 years where she loves working with Dr. Halpern’s patients. She has extensive training in Myofascial Release; a type of massage that works with the “fascia,” connective tissue of the body. It improves posture and is very effective for treating pain. It can be used in combination with Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage techniques or on its own. Carrie is also a Reiki Master, using Reiki (a light touch energy balancing technique to promote relaxation) in combination with massage therapy. For more information on Carrie, please visit her website: Entwined Bodywork.com