Our Headache Medicine Fellowship is a one-year UCNS-certified program.  Headache Medicine is a subspecialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of head and face pain.  Our Comprehensive Headache Program is nationally recognized for its leading research and clinical initiatives related to integrative medicine treatments.   

Our fellow will graduate with an expertise in pediatric and adult headache specialty care and the management of emergency infusion treatments.  The fellowship year will consist of additional experience in neuro-ophthalmology, sleep medicine, integrative medicine center, addiction medicine, weight management center, behavioral medicine, neuroradiology, and pain management.  Our graduating fellow will be eligible to take UCNS Headache Medicine Boards to obtain Certification as a UCNS certified Headache Specialist. 

Applicants are required to be a graduate of a residency program in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology or child neurology and will be board-eligible physician in that specialty.  

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. 

About the Comprehensive Headache Program

Headache Expertise

  • UCNS-certified Headache providers 
  • Fellows of American Headache Society
  • Supported Headache-trained Nurse Practitioner with American Headache Foundation certificate

Adult and Pediatric Academic Headache Program

  • Multidisciplinary program with committed institutional support
  • Expertise in Integrative medicine with close affiliation with Wake Forest Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Provide top-notch care to headache patients with focus on overall health 
  • Clinic-based infusions and procedures
  • Cutting-edge and NIH Funded research

Engagement with a multitude of different providers from other specialties to help care for patients

  • Monthly headache case conference attended by providers from multiple different specialties to discuss complicated patients.