Headache Medicine Advanced Training Program

The U-M Medical School Department of Neurology Headache Medicine Advanced Training Program Fellowship is a one year United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program for the diagnosis and treatment of head and face pain. Training will include the key components of the neurological exam and associated pain and headache syndromes.

Fellows should be able to manage such problems, even when complicated by the presence of other symptoms, complex medical illness, and psychological distress. The fellow will receive didactics in migraine, cervicogenic headache, cluster headache, and other headache topics.

Applications on Hold

Currently acceptance to the Headache Medicine Training Program is on hold.


To provide an appropriate atmosphere and opportunity for fellows to become consultants and practitioners in headache medicine. This will encompass a balance between clinical and educational needs.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation (one of which is from a program director or chair), and an application form. All applications must be received by January 30 for the following fellowship year.

You must be a United States citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or have a J-1 visa sponsored through ECFMG. We do not sponsor any other visas.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Nina Galanti at 734-615-3909 or at [email protected].

Apply Now (applications on hold)


The program includes:

  • Headache and Neuropathic Pain Clinic Meetings
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Board Meetings Rounds
  • Grand Rounds
  • Didactic
  • Journal Club Meeting
Rotation Schedule
Headache Medicine Fellowship Longitudinal Experiences
Rotation Supervising Attendings Length
Multidisciplinary Pain Center

Srinivas Chiravuri, MD

Paul Hilliard, MD

2 Clinic Days

2 Procedure Days

Addiction Medicine Herbert Malinoff, MD 2 Days
Pain Psychology Kimberly Bialik, PhD 2 Days
Dental/Oral Surgery/Orofacial Pain Clinic Lawrence Ashman, DDS 4 Days
Neurosurgery Parag Patil, MD 4 Days
Ophthalmology Wayne Cornblath 4 Clinic Days
Pediatric Neurology Steven Leber, MD 1 Week
Inpatient Admissions/Consultations Locations TBD 2-4 Weeks

The program requires the fellows to participate in the University of Michigan Neuroscience Day. Neuroscience Day is an annual poster and platform session where neurology and neurosurgery residents and fellows present their scholarly works.

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