Headache Medicine Fellowship
The Adult Headache and Facial Pain 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, infusion center, 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 and the infusion center. The inpatient service is located at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. All of our facilities are located on the same campus near downtown Dallas.
Fellows are involved in clinical research and publication and receive support to attend at least one national headache medicine meeting yearly. Medical student and resident teaching are encouraged.
Once proficient in the techniques, the fellow runs a procedure clinic at Parkland 1-2 times per month. The core curriculum is focused on outpatient and inpatient management of headache disorders in adults and includes experience 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.
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Applicants must have completed three years of an accredited neurology residency and be either board-certified or board-eligible in neurology. Successful applicants must be able to obtain a medical license in Texas.
Adult Headache Medicine
Pediatric Headache Medicine