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Ai Sakonju, MD

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

SPECIALTIES

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Child Neurology
Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery
Neuromuscular Medicine

LANGUAGES

English
German
Japanese

PATIENT TYPE

Children

PATIENT RATING

CLINICAL BACKGROUND AND MY APPROACH TO CARE

I evaluate and treat infants and children with developmental delay and weakness due to rare neuromuscular conditions including: muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis, neurotransmitter and other movement disorders, as well as common neurological conditions such as epilepsy.

DISEASES & CONDITIONS TREATED

Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (HMSN-1)
Epilepsy
Migraine Headaches in Children
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Neurofibromatosis
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

TREATMENTS / SERVICES

Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Electromyography (EMG)
Lumbar Puncture
Nerve Conduction Study/Testing

CLINICAL LOCATIONS

Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243
Upstate Health Care Center
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-464-4243

CLINICAL SECTION AFFILIATIONS

Neurology
Pediatric Neurology
Pediatrics
Neurology

CURRENT HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES

Upstate University Hospital
Crouse Hospital

CAMPUSES

Downtown

PATIENT RATINGLearn more about ratings

Likelihood of patient recommending this care provider to others
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Degree to which care provider talked with patient using words in clear and simple language
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Amount of time the care provider spent with patient
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Patient confidence in this care provider
full starfull starfull starfull starthree tenths star4.3 / 5
Explanations the care provider gave about patient problems or conditions
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Instructions the care provider gave patient about follow-up care (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5
Concern the care provider showed for patient questions or worries
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Care provider's efforts to include patient in decisions about treatment
full starfull starfull starfull starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
full starfull starfull starfull starsix tenths star4.6 / 5
Information the care provider gave patient about medications (if any)
full starfull starfull starfull starfour tenths star4.4 / 5

PATIENT COMMENTS

October 11, 2020
I think she is a good doctor, but the visit should have been in person. It's hard to assess a two year old over the phone. So we will have a real appointment in a month with her. This virtual appointment was a waste of time.
October 6, 2020
I've already recommended Dr. Sakonju to friends who've needed a neurologist. Dr Sakonju understands that my daughter is an unusual case and has contacted me about my concerns. She has mentioned how well I've done as a parent advocating and researching and taking care of my daughter despite not having a medical degree. she has truly given me the respect as a pant and complimented me on how well I've paid attention to my child and realizes that I do know her best.
October 6, 2020
Highly recommend. We didn't feel rushed, and appreciated the very thorough exam.
September 24, 2020
We are very happy with *Dr. Sakonju and the care she gives our daughter.
August 20, 2020
Dr Sakonju is always very thorough and caring when it come to patient care. I have and would recommend her to others