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Headache Medicine Fellowship

The Adult Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, under the directorship of Jessica Kiarashi, M.D., offers a one-year fellowship which is accredited by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS).

We are one of only a few centers available in Texas that treat patients with complex headache disorders. We have established our program as a regional leader in headache medicine with referrals from throughout the southwestern United States.

A separate, one-year fellowship program for pediatric headache medicine is offered through Children's Health.

  • Curriculum & Training

    We provide a comprehensive experience in outpatient headache and facial pain management, ensuring our fellows become proficient in headache treatment procedures (i.e., chemodenervation, peripheral nerve blocks, transnasal sphenopalatine ganglion blocks).

    The Neurology Clinic at the James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center houses the outpatient offices. Additionally, fellows spend time at the at Parkland County Hospital's outpatient headache clinic and procedure clinic. All of our facilities are located near downtown Dallas.

    Fellows are involved in clinical research and publication and receive support to attend at least one national headache medicine meeting yearly. The fellows can present their research, posters, and oral presentations at regional, and national conference. Fellow will participate in neurology grand rounds, monthly didactics on a different topic related to headache. Medical student and resident teaching are encouraged.

    The core curriculum is focused on outpatient management of headache disorders in adults and includes rotations and elective experiences in pediatric headache disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, sleep medicine, oromaxillofacial disorders, pain management, concussion, and other disciplines as desired. Basic science research opportunities are possible depending on the fellow's interest and faculty expertise.

  • Prerequisites

    Applicants must have a medical degree (or equivalent) from an approved LCME-accredited medical school, satisfactory completion of an Adult Neurology Residency from an ACGME-accredited program and be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

    Applicants must also be U.S. citizens, have a current green card and have successfully completed an ACGME or RCPSC-accredited program in adult neurology.

  • Application

    Application Season Begins: March 2024

    Rank Order List Deadline: July 2024

    Match Day: August 2024


    Note - For fellowships beginning on July 1, 2025, we will be part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match and will align with the American Headache Society's recruitment timelines.
    Use Interfolio for applications and register with NRMP for the Headache Medicine Match

  • Fellowship Education Team
    Jessica Kiarashi, M.D.

    Jessica Kiarashi, M.D.

    Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship

    Team Members


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Current Fellows

Avery Saporito, M.D.

Avery Saporito, M.D.

Residency: UT Southwestern Neurology
Medical School: Texas A&M College of Medicine
Undergraduate: Texas A&M Univ.

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