The headache fellowship is intended for post residency training, and therefore requires the completion of a residency. Candidates may be pediatric neurology residents, adult neurology residents and pediatric residents. Candidates with other residency training will be considered on an individual basis.

Length of program: 12 to 36 months, depending on track (clinical or research, respectively).

For candidates interested in primarily clinical training in pediatric headache medicine, a one-year program will be offered. This one-year program, however, will still require a research project. For those candidates with a higher research interest, a three-year program will be offered. The second and third year place a higher emphasis on research career development with the anticipation of the fellow applying for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding upon the completion of training.

The headache fellowship will augment the training program for pediatric neurology residents by increasing their opportunities in further sub specialization. It should not have any negative effect on other training programs.

Number of trainees per year: One for headache.


Funding will be provided by the Division of Neurology, with candidates expected to apply for headache fellowship grants from either the American Headache Society (AHS) or International Headache Society (IHS).


For more information on the Headache Medicine Fellowship, contact:

Hope O'Brien, MD
Email: neurodesk@cchmc.org  
Phone: 513-636-4222
Fax: 513-636-1888

Sharon A. Bowling, BSHA
Senior Administrative Assistant
Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Neurology
Phone: 513-636-8681
Fax: 513-636-1888

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave., ML 2015
Cincinnati, OH 45229


Download a copy of the program application in .pdf format.