Clinical Specialties : Headache Division

Headache Fellowship Program

*h4. UCNS Headache Fellowship

  • Headache Medicine Fellowship: The Headache fellowship offered at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology is accredited by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. The headache program includes clinical as well as didactic training in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of primary and secondary headache disorders, both in adults and children. The program is designed to prepare leaders in the field of headache medicine by training fellows for robust careers in academic, research or private practice positions. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are well prepared and eligible for the UCNS certification.

  • Opportunities and Requirements: The University of Miami is one of the largest academic institutions and tertiary referral centers in the country. The infrastructure supports coordinated headache care and translational research. Clinics in the Institute for Advanced Pain Management provide state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinical support to optimize complex headache conditions. Clinical conferences and multidisciplinary pain meetings provide advanced understanding in primary and secondary headache. Conference attendance and participation are expected, in addition to teaching medical students, residents, and rotating pain fellows. Fellows have the opportunity to gain translational research skills and participate in mentored research. Interested candidates must be eligible to apply for a full Florida Medical license and have trained in an ACGME accredited Neurology Residency program.

  • Services: Fellows are expected to gain proficiency in headache management through mentored patient care in outpatient and inpatient services. An office-based outpatient infusion center provides an opportunity to gain expertise in acute care of refractory headache. Mastery in performing nerve blocks and Onabotulinum toxin A injections will be gained during procedure clinics. Fellows may advance their understanding of interdisciplinary clinical aspects of headache during elective service time.

Click here for Headache Medicine Core Curriculum

For questions about the clinical fellowship, please contact:
Andrea Ruiz, BGS, C-TAGME, Program Manager
UM Department of Neurology (C215)
1120 NW 14th Street, 13th Floor, Miami, FL 33136
Office: 305-243-2742

Dr. Tesha Monteith, Program Director
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Clinical Research Building
1120 NW 14 Street, 13th Floor, Miami, FL 33136

Resident Education: The neurology residents rotate through the headache program to gain experience in the care of patients with a broad range of headache disorders.