Riya Luhar, D.O.

Dr. Luhar is a board-certified neurologist with subspecialty training in Headache and Facial Pain. She is interested in primary headache disorders such as migraine, tension-type headaches, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias such as cluster headache, hemicrania continua, SUNCT/SUNA, and paroxysmal hemicrania. Dr. Luhar takes a holistic approach when diagnosing and treating headaches, considering a person’s lifestyle, sleep, nutrition, exercise, stress, and other medical comorbidities. She offers a variety of both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatments, including nutraceuticals, neuromodulation devices, onabotulinum-A toxins, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections.


Dr. Luhar grew up in Massachusetts, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University. She then spent two years researching the effects of chronic alcohol use on the brain. She went on to complete her medical degree at Western University in Pomona, CA. She completed her neurology residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at Hartford Healthcare. While in fellowship, she was awarded to attend the International Headache Academy and also received Frontiers in Headache Research award for her work on calcitonin gene related peptide monoclonal antibody use for the preventative treatment of migraine in older adults. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and presented professional posters and presentations at national conferences. She is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society.


In her free time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Medical Education

Western University of Health Sciences



- University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Neurology - Neurology Chief Resident


Hartford Healthcare, Headache & Facial Pain Fellowship