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Headache Medicine Fellowship



The United Council of Neurology Subspecialties (UCNS)-accredited Headache Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah is a one year fellowship focused on training fellows to effectively manage patients with complex headaches and associated comorbidities.

As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the UCNS Headache Medicine Examination and ultimately become certified in Headache Medicine by the UCNS.


  • You will be mentored in the development and execution of individual research or quality improvement projects, with up to two half-days per week of protected research time.
  • You will be formally trained in epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methods.
  • Facilities available to you include approximately 1,200 square feet of dedicated laboratory space, consisting of open bench space and three imaging rooms.


  • You will participate in the American Headache Society’s quarterly journal club via teleconference.
  • You will participate in the clinical teaching of medical students and residents from four different departments during their rotations in headache clinic.
  • You will have the option to participate in the Headache Medicine Lecture Series for the residents and medical students.


  • Adult Headache Clinic – you will be trained in the diagnosis and management of complex headache patients.
  • Pediatric Headache and Integrative Medicine – one half-day per week – your training will encompass medical and non-pharmacological management of headaches in adolescents and children.
  • You will be trained in the non-pharmacological management of complex headaches, including stress relief techniques, biofeedback, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Anesthesia/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – you will have the option to complete rotations in anesthesia, pain medicine, or PM&R.


Eligible applicants:

  • Must be BC/BE neurologists or individuals who have completed their ACGME-accredited neurology residency training by the fellowship start date.
  • Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a J-1 clinical visa.

Contact us to apply