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Headache Medicine Specialist, Division of Neurology

Director, Post-Concussion Headache Program

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4222

Board Certified

About Me

Biography

Joanne Kacperski, MD, received her training in pediatrics and child neurology at the North-Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. She moved to Cincinnati for a specialty training in pediatric headache medicine. After her headache training, she stayed at Cincinnati Children's as faculty. Her career has been focused on treatment of intractable migraines in children and the treatment of headaches after concussion. Dr. Kacperski’s specific area of interest is in those children who develop persistent post-traumatic headaches after sustaining a head injury. Current research projects aim to identify those patients with risk factors for developing persistent or refractory headaches and potentially help to guide clinicians in treating these children.

Additional Languages

Polish

Clinical Interests

Headaches; migraines; concussion; post-traumatic headaches

Research Interests

Headache; post-traumatic headaches

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Neurology, Headache Medicine

My Locations

My Education

BS: Loyola College, Baltimore, MD.

MS: Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

MD: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY, 2008; Child Neurology, North Shore-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY.

Fellowship: Headache Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

Certification: Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, 2012; UCNS Certification in Headache Medicine, 2013.

My Publications

Predictors of Short-Term Prognosis While in Pediatric Headache Care: An Observational Study. Orr, SL; Turner, A; Kabbouche, MA; Horn, PS; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; LeCates, S; White, S; Weberding, J; Miller, MN; et al. Headache. 2019; 59:543-555.

A pilot investigation of a mobile phone application and progressive reminder system to improve adherence to daily prevention treatment in adolescents and young adults with migraine. Ramsey, RR; Holbein, CE; Powers, SW; Hershey, AD; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; Shepard, J; Hommel, KA. Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache. 2018; 38:2035-2044.

Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Review of the Literature. Kacperski, J. Pediatric Drugs. 2018; 20:385-393.

Predictors of First-Line Treatment Success in Children and Adolescents Visiting an Infusion Center for Acute Migraine. Orr, SL; Kabbouche, MA; Horn, PS; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; LeCates, S; White, S; Weberding, J; Miller, MN; Powers, SW; et al. Headache. 2018; 58:1194-1202.

Paediatric migraine: evidence-based management and future directions. Orr, SL; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; Powers, SW; Hershey, AD. Nature Reviews Neurology. 2018; 14:515-527.

Ovarian hormones, age and pubertal development and their association with days of headache onset in girls with migraine: An observational cohort study. Martin, VT; Allen, JR; Houle, TT; Powers, SW; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; LeCates, SL; White, S; Vaughan, P; et al. Cephalalgia: an international journal of headache. 2018; 38:707-717.

Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Chronic Migraine Patients Results From the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Amitriptyline Trial. Van Diest, AM K; Ramsey, RR; Kashikar-Zuck, S; Slater, S; Hommel, K; Kroner, JW; LeCates, S; Kabbouche, MA; O'Brien, HL; Kacperski, J; et al. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2017; 33:892-898.

New Developments in the Prophylactic Drug Treatment of Pediatric Migraine: What Is New in 2017 and Where Does It Leave Us?. Kacperski, J; Bazarsky, A. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2017; 21.

Headache in children and adolescents. Kabbouche, MA; Kacperski, J; O'Brien, HL; Powers, SW; Hershey, AD. PMPH-USA.

Trial of Amitriptyline, Topiramate, and Placebo for Pediatric Migraine. Powers, SW; Coffey, CS; Chamberlin, LA; Ecklund, DJ; Klingner, EA; Yankey, JW; Korbee, LL; Porter, LL; Hershey, AD; Investigators, CH A M P. The New England journal of medicine. 2017; 376:115-124.