Headache Medicine Fellowship

Fellowship for Headache Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Paul Rizzoli
Program Director:
Dr. Paul Rizzoli

The Headache Center provides clinical training for residents who wish to do an elective rotation in Headache Medicine. We also offer a 1-year Headache Medicine Fellowship Program focusing on outpatient management of headache, clinical research and medical writing. The fellowship is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic subspecialities (UCNS). The trainee will see headache patients in several outpatient settings. In addition, the fellow is expected to participate in headache-related research and paper writing.

Headache fellows also spend time on other services, including the sleep center, neuropsychology, anesthesiology and neuroradiology. In addition, the fellow has access to over 100 full-time neurology and child neurology faculty, a large neurosurgery department, an active neuroscience faculty, a large neuroradiology department, and the broader resource of a major medical school and several affiliated teaching hospitals, including orofacial pain and other specialty programs.

The faculty has a broad range of research interests, providing many opportunities for fellows to become involved in research. The Headache Center faculty has published over 100 articles and book chapters, as well as two complete books. The Center is involved in multicenter randomized trials of various treatment interventions, and performs selffunded small research projects and pilot studies.

Core Faculty

Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH
Paul Rizzoli, MD
Dhirendra Bana, MD

Eligibility/Application Process

Prerequisites for the fellowship training usually include successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency-training program in a relevant discipline (i.e. neurology, psychiatry, anesthesiology or internal medicine) and board eligibility in the field.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to the Director of the Headache Fellowship Program, Paul Rizzoli, MD, at prizzoli@partners.org or by mail to:

Paul Rizzoli, MD
1153 Centre Street
Suite 4970
Boston, MA 02130

Visit the Headache Medicine Fellowship website for further information.