Headache Medicine Fellowship

Our program focuses on both the clinical aspects of headache medicine, as well as research in the field of headache medicine.

The Headache Medicine Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a one-year program that is accredited by the only accrediting body for Headache Medicine fellowships, the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).

Our program offers flexible elective rotations based on the skills, interests and expertise of our fellows. Upon completion of the program, fellows should qualify to take the UCNS certification examination and begin the practice of headache medicine.

We accept one fellow each year.


Our program curriculum includes:

  • Self-study
  • Didactic lectures
  • Journal club discussion
  • Case study discussions
  • Grand round presentations
  • Internet-based learning opportunities
  • Attendance at national and regional headache medicine meetings
  • Interactive learning from peers and faculty members involved in patient care

The program covers the content outline for the headache medicine written examination, including:

  • Epidemiology and co-morbidities of migraine
  • Anatomy of pain
  • Pathophysiology involved in pain
  • Various headache disorders
  • Pharmacology of headache treatment
  • Classification and diagnosis of headache disorders in keeping with the ICHD-3 beta

Fellows are involved in the assessment and treatment of headache disorders including primary and secondary headaches, as well as treatment consideration for special populations. Fellows observe the program director and other faculty members offer diagnosis, assessment and treatment options and then perform these activities under supervision.

During elective rotations, Fellows work with faculty to develop an understanding of the evaluation and treatment of conditions commonly associated with headache disorder, pediatric headache disorders and behavioral headache medicine. During elective rotations, the elective faculty will participate in similarly scheduled didactic workshops with the Fellow.

The program director also serves as director of neurology research and guides fellows in the development of research protocols, informed consent, study administration and working with pharmaceutical companies and institutional review boards.

Fellows participate in a journal club focusing on topics featured in recent medical literature or on classical publications pertaining to headache medicine.

Fellows are expected to actively participate in patient educational programs conducted by the Comprehensive Headache Medicine program, as well as participate in in-service education for the staff of the headache center and education of students and residents rotating through the headache center.

Fellows participate in and lead clinical case conferences with the program director and faculty. Independent study by fellows is also required as part of the program. This includes guided readings and internet-based educational opportunities.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants must have completed a residency in at least one of the following:

  • Neurology
  • Internal medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurosurgery

Deadline for application is at least six months prior to the start date.

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Contact Us

Stella M. Richter
Phone: 214.820.2312
Fax: 214.820.7272

Headache Medicine Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospital, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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