Marielle A. Kabbouche, MD

Child Neurologist, Division of Neurology

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-1888

Clinical Interests

Headaches; migraines; acute and inpatient treatment of intractable headache

Marielle Kabbouche, MD, received her training in child neurology at Vanderbilt University school of medicine. She moved to Cincinnati for a specialty training in pediatric headache medicine. The position was the first for a pediatric neurologist.

After her headache training she stayed at Cincinnati Children's as faculty and active member of the center with involvement in all academic as well as clinical and teaching aspect of pediatric headache. Since that time she has been proud to be part of the maturing center that gradually developed to be the largest and most academically productive pediatric headache program in the United States and worldwide. She has been a co- PI on multiple NIH grants since 2002 and has been involved in multiple pharmaceutical and clinical studies in pediatric and adolescent migraine.

Her carrier has been focused on acute treatment of intractable migraine in children in emergency room as well as inpatient settings.

As the director of the inpatient headache unit, Dr. Kabbouche was actively involved in setting an acute headache infusion center as well as an inpatient headache unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The headache acute care unit has been very productive in the last few years and seeing about 200-300 patients/year during peak seasons. The inpatient unit will open in July of 2011 bringing specialty care to the headache patients with a team of six providers, fellows, residents and nurses. This approach to intractable headache care will have a great impact on patient’s outcome.

Dr. Kabbouche has over 25 publications, and a track record of numerous peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and abstracts in the field of headache medicine, book chapters as well as being an editor of a pediatric headache book.
MD: Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon.

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.

Hershey AD, Kabbouche MA, Powers SW. Treatment of pediatric and adolescent migraine. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Jul;39(7):416-23.

Kabbouche MA, Cleves C. Evaluation and management of children and adolescents presenting with an acute setting. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Jun;17(2):105-8.

Kabbouche MA, Powers SW, Segers A, LeCates S, Manning P, Biederman S, Vaughan P, Burdine D, Hershey AD. Inpatient treatment of status migraine with dihydroergotamine in children and adolescents. Headache. 2009 Jan;49(1):106-9.

Kabbouche MA, Gilman DK. Management of migraine in adolescents. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2008 Jun;4(3):535-48.

Kabbouche MA, Linder SL. Management of migraine in children and adolescents in the emergency department and inpatient setting. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2005 Oct;9(5):363-7.

Kabbouche MA, Linder SL. Acute treatment of pediatric headache in the emergency department and inpatient settings. Pediatr Ann. 2005 Jun;34(6):466-71.

Kabbouche MA, Powers SW, Vockell ALB, LeCates SL, Ellinor PL, Segers A, Manning P, Hershey AD. Outcome of a multidisciplinary approach of pediatric migraine at 1, 2, and 5 years. Headache. 2005;45:1298-1303.

Book Chapters

Kabbouche MA. Migraine variants. In Andrew Hershey, Scott Powers, Paul Winners and Marielle Kabbouche (Eds.) Pediatric Headache in Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell, 2009.

Kabbouche MA. Other primary headaches. In Andrew Hershey, Scott Powers, Paul Winners and Marielle Kabbouche (Eds.) Pediatric Headache in Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell, 2009.

Kabbouche MA. Emergent therapy for children and adolescent. In Andrew Hershey, Scott Powers, Paul Winners and Marielle Kabbouche (Eds.) Pediatric Headache in Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell, 2009.