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.
Fellows receive a comprehensive experience in outpatient, and facial pain management, and will become proficient in procedures used in the treatment of headache patients (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.
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 or be eligible for a J-1 Visa and have successfully completed an ACGME or RCPSC-accredited program in adult neurology.
The Headache Medicine Fellowship application season for positions with a start date of July 1, 2025, will be participating in the NRMP Match. Our program follows recruitment timelines set by American Headache Society. Applicants can apply the Interfolio platform but must register for the Headache Medicine Match with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
Application Season Begins: March 2024
Rank Order List Deadline: July 2024
Match Day: August 2024