Susan L. LeCates, MSN, APRN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-4222

Fax 513-636-2989


Pediatric headache; chronic migraine; acute and inpatient management of intractable migraine headache
Susan L. LeCates, MSN, APRN, CNP, began her family nurse practitioner career in 1994 at the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, KY. After working as a primary care provider in Appalachia for five years, she moved back to Cincinnati in 1999 and began working in the Headache Center at Cincinnati Children's. Susan has helped to further develop the role of the nurse practitioner in a multi-disciplinary headache center, assisted in the development of a nurse practitioner managed acute care unit for intractable migraine, presented on pediatric headache nationally and internationally, and has been involved in numerous clinical headache research trials.

BSN: Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY, 1986.

MSN: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1994.

Credentials: Board-certified as Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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Powers SW, Kashikar-Zuck SM, Allen JR, LeCates SL, Slater SK, Zafar M, Kabbouche MA, O’Brien HL, Shenk CE, Rausch JR, Hershey AD. Cognitive behavioral therapy plus amitriptyline for chronic migraine in children and adolescents a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013;310(24):2622-2630.

Kashikar-Zuck S, Zafar M, Barnett KA, Aylward BS, Strotman D, Slater SK, Allen JR, LeCates SL, Kabbouche MA, Ting TV, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Quality of life and emotional functioning in youth with chronic migraine and juvenile fibromyalgia. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2013 Dec;29(12):1066-1072.

Slater SK, Kashikar-Zuck SM, Allen JR, LeCates SL, Kabbouche MA, O’Brien HL, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric chronic daily headache. Cephalalgia. 2012;32(15):1116-22.

Zafar M, Kashikar-Zuck SM, Slater SK, Allen JR, Barnett KA, LeCates SL, Kabbouche MA, Hershey AD, Powers SW. Childhood abuse in pediatric patients with chronic daily headache. Clinical Pediatrics (Phila). 2012;51(6): 590-3.