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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

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)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
Developmental Delay
Dystonia
Epilepsy
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Infantile Spasms
Migraine Headaches in Children
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelopathy
Neurofibromatosis
Neuromuscular Disease
Neuropathy
Pediatric Brain Tumor
Seizures
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinocerebellar Ataxi
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)

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 starfive tenths star4.5 / 5
Degree to which care provider talked with patient using words in clear and simple language
full starfull starfull starfull starsix tenths star4.6 / 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 starsix tenths star4.6 / 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 starsix tenths star4.6 / 5
Care provider's efforts to include patient in decisions about treatment
full starfull starfull starfull starsix tenths star4.6 / 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

August 23, 2021
Dr. Sakanju has been AMAZING. We've seen her twice in person and once via tele-med last summer due to the pandemic. She's always been reception helpful comforting and has never talked above us or down to us. My daughter has mentioned every time after we leave that she enjoys seeing Dr. Sakanju and I (as a parent) respect that she listens to my concerns as well as my teen's. She's a fantastic doctor.
August 18, 2021
Dr Sakonju is very good at listening and explaining why things are happening in the muscles nerves etc.
July 29, 2021
The Dr was so thorough and kind. My son was so relaxed which he never is!!!
April 6, 2021
The doctor is just as concerned about my daughter as I am. She may not have all the answers but my daughter is complex and I don't expect her to have every answer. But I see her make the effort to continue care and involve others as needed to properly care for my child
February 5, 2021
everything was good