Headache Medicine Fellowship
The Division of Headache offers a one-year, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS)–accredited headache medicine fellowship program for neurologists who have completed their Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency requirements. Our program is one of only 42 headache medicine fellowships in the United States. We ensure that fellows make full use of the multidisciplinary programs at NYU Langone that are essential to the management of complex headache disorders, including psychiatry, pain management, and concussion.
Our core faculty includes Lawrence C. Newman, MD, director of the Division of Headache; Adelene E. Jann, MD, director of the headache medicine fellowship program; Mia T. Minen, MD, MPH, director of research for the division; and Thomas Berk, MD.
Fellows in the program receive both clinical and didactic training in the basic science, diagnosis, and management of primary and secondary headache disorders. Our faculty also offer didactic lectures on headache pathogenesis and neuralgias. As a fellow, you gain experience in procedural skills, such as chemodenervation, trigger point injections, and various types of peripheral nerve blocks. You also manage outpatient intravenous infusion therapy, which allows for a comprehensive educational experience.
We offer the opportunity for you to explore complementary medicine options, such as biofeedback and acupuncture. You study electives in pain medicine, treatment of orofacial pain, and a choice of other areas of professional interest. We dedicate one half-day of academic time each week to clinical research or self-study.
Research opportunities include participation in current research trials in the Division of Headache or an independent research project. The Division of Headache holds bimonthly meetings to review case presentations and research studies and also hosts journal clubs. Fellows are responsible for presentations at journal club meetings.
Fellows who successfully complete a year of training are eligible for subspecialty certification in headache medicine through the UCNS.
Eligibility and Requirements
To be eligible for our program, applicants must have successfully completed three years of ACGME-approved neurology residency training in the United States. Although not required at the time of application, fellows must obtain an active New York State medical license before starting the fellowship.
- current curriculum vitae
- three letters of recommendation (including one from the residency program director)
- USMLE score reports
- personal statement