Ilya Bragin, MD, Neurology, Bethlehem, PA, Upstate University Hospital


Neurology Bethlehem, PA

Hospital/Neurohospitalist, Pain Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Dementia & Geriatrics

Medical Co-Director of Inpatient Neurology at St. Lukes University Health Network

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  • I am a neurologist with an interest in neurohospitalist work, pain medicine/headache, and cognitive disorders. I am passionate about integrating technology in patient care and utilizing evidence to guide treatment and public policy.

Education & Training

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityFellowship, Pain Medicine, 2014 - 2015
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityResidency, Neurology, 2011 - 2014
  • Saint Mary's HospitalInternship, Medicine intern, 2010 - 2011
  • Ross University School of Medicine
    Ross University School of MedicineClass of 2009, MD, Summa Cum Laude
  • Binghamton University BS, Economics, 2001 - 2005
  • Stuyvesant High SchoolHS, 1997 - 2001

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2017 - 2021
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Pain Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Gamma Chapter - Elected Member 2014
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award The Arnold. P. Gold Foundation, 2013
  • Resident Scholarship Awad State University of New York Department of Neurology, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A 60-month follow-up of a naturalistic study of integrative treatment for real-life geriatric patients with depression, dementia and multiple chronic illnesses.  
    Bragin V, Chemodanova M, Bragin I, Dzhafarova N, Mescher I, Chernyavskyy AP, Obrenovich M, Palacios M, Aliev G, Open Journal of Psychiatry


  • Post Traumatic “Red Face Syndrome” with Associated Migraine Without Aura Successfully Treated with Flouroscopy Guided Gasserian Ganglion Block – Case Report and Litera...
    Bragin I, McGinn B, Sharma V, Mejico L, Thomas PS, American Headache Society (AHS) 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington DC, USA, 6/20/2015
  • The Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A (BoNTA) Injection in the Treatment of Chronic Migraine in Pediatric Practice
    Bragin I, Zidan A, Burke D, Ali S, Werner K, 2015 International Headache Society Meeting, Valencia, Spain, 5/14/2015
  • Characteristics of Neurology Referrals to Pain Management
    Bragin I, Dvoskin D, Zidan A, Joseph R, Thomas PS, 2015 American Academy of Neurology, Washington DC, USA, 4/21/2015
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  • Safety Considerations in Epidural Steroid Injections 
    Upstate Medical University Anesthesiology Grand Rounds - 5/19/2015
  • Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 
    Fellow Conference - Department of Anesthesiology Upstate Medical University - 11/7/2014
  • Central and Peripheral Pain Mechanisms – An introduction. 
    Resident Conference - Upstate Medical University Department of Neurology - 1/9/2014
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  • Interviewer, 2015 Upstate Medical University Pain Fellowship Interview Comittee 2015 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Russian

Hospital Affiliations