A photo of Andrew D. Hershey.

Endowed Chair and Director, Division of Neurology

Headache Medicine Specialist, Division of Neurology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS, received his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He earned an honors degree in biochemistry; his research involved the enzyme kinetic properties of alcohol dehydrogenase in yeast.

After undergraduate school, Dr. Hershey attended the MD/PhD program at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. His PhD research thesis was entitled: "The Rat Substance P Receptor: cDNA and Genomic Cloning, Functional Expression, mRNA Distribution, and Mutational Analysis of Desensitization Responses."

After earning his MD and PhD, Dr. Hershey was an intern and resident in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He then was an adult neurology resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, followed by his child neurology fellowship at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

After his fellowship, Dr. Hershey joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Ohio, within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he is director of the Headache Center.

Dr. Hershey's research interests currently include the improved diagnosis and treatment of childhood headache disorders, characterization of outcome responses, studies in new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment regimes, and the neurogenetics of migraines.

Clinical Interests

Headaches; migraines; neurogenetics; neurometabolic disorders

Research Interests

Epidemiology; diagnostic criteria; treatment evaluation; outcome responses; quality of life issues; pharmaceutical trials; and neurogenetics of childhood headaches

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Neurology, Neurology, Headache Center

My Locations

  • Mason


    9560 Children's Drive
    Mason, Ohio 45040

My Education

BS: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1985.

MD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1992.

Residency: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1993-1994; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO,1994-1995.

Fellowship: St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1995-1997.

Certification: Neurology with special competence in child neurology, 1998, recertified 2008; Headache Medicine, 2006.

My Publications

Hershey AD, Burdine D, Kabbouche MA, Powers SW. Genomic expression patterns in medication overuse headaches. Cephalalgia. 2011 Jan;31(2):161-71.

O'Brien HL, Kabbouche MA, Hershey AD. Treatment of acute migraine in the pediatric population. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2010 May;12(3):178-85.

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

Wang X, Xiang J, Wang Y, Pardos M, Meng L, Huo X, Korostenskaja M, Powers SW, Kabbouche MA, Hershey AD. Identification of abnormal neuromagnetic signatures in the motor cortex of adolescent migraine. Headache. 2010 Jun;50(6):1005-16.

Hershey AD. Recent developments in pediatric headache. Curr Opin Neurol. 2010 Jun;23(3):249-53. Review.

Hershey AD. Current approaches to the diagnosis and management of paediatric migraine. Lancet Neurol. 2010 Feb;9(2):190-204. Review.

Slater S, Crawford MJ, Kabbouche MA, LeCates SL, Cherney S, Vaughan P, Segers A, Manning P, Burdine D, Powers SS, Hershey AD. Effects of gender and age on paediatric headache. Cephalalgia. 2009 Sep;29(9):969-73.

Khatri R, Hershey AD, Wong B. Prochlorperazine -- treatment for acute confusional migraine. Headache. 2009 Mar;49(3):477-80.

Hershey AD. Menstrual migraine: how early can it start? Headache. 2009 Mar;49(3):348-9. Crawford MJ, Lehman L, Slater S, Kabbouche MA, LeCates SL, Segers A, Manning P, Powers SW, Hershey AD.

Menstrual migraine in adolescents. Headache. 2009 Mar;49(3):341-7.