Headaches account for more disability than any other neurological condition yet there are relatively few UCNS board certified headache medicine specialists across the country. Fellows will be educated in how to build and lead a multi-disciplinary headache program that delivers the much needed care to high volumes of patients while maintaining personal job satisfaction. Ideal pediatric migraine management requires training in not just medications and procedures but also a robust integration with psychology, school/work functioning and non-pharmaceutical pain management including self-regulation skills, nutraceuticals, physical and vestibular therapy, non-invasive neuromodulation, acupuncture and more.
The 12 month fellowship program will be a longitudinal learning experience with regular and repeated exposure to acute and chronic headache patients in a diversity of patient care settings and headache management complexity. Strong emphasis will be put on learning from other specialties including amplified pain management, physical therapy, psychology and others. Fellows will have bimonthly adult headache clinics at University of Kansas Medical Center.