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Pediatric Headache Medicine

The UT Southwestern Pediatric Headache Fellowship is accredited by the Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) and centered at Children’s Health Dallas. Children's is a private, nonprofit, tertiary-care pediatric hospital and Level I trauma center that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern.

Fellows gain extensive exposure and clinical skills pertaining to all aspects of headache medicine including procedures, as well as diagnostic and outpatient clinics with advanced diagnostic capabilities including urgent same-day treatments.

Dr. Mathew Stokes examines headache patient
Dr. Mathew Stokes examines headache patient.

The fellowship is supported by an exceptionally diverse academic Pediatric and Adult faculty from UTSW which includes UCNS-certified Headache Medicine clinicians from Neurology and Pain Management, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Autonomic Disorders, Sports Neurology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitative Medicine and Sports Neurology.  

We follow the curriculum proposed by United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and provide clinical and didactic training to prepare the trainee to successfully master material required for UCNS Headache specialty board achievement. In addition, academic Research and manuscript preparation are strongly supported and encouraged with many opportunities in basic science or clinically-focused projects.

The fellowship also offers a Headache Medicine/Concussion and Sports Neurology track for interested trainees with curriculum and training with Sports Medicine, advanced training in exercise physiology and “return to play” protocols, athletic trainer “on field” sports triage with a close working relationship with advanced Neuroimaging and other researchers.

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