Delivering Focused Training in Child & Adolescent Headache Disorders
The Pediatric Headache Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin provides fellows with clinical experience, personalized education and dedicated research opportunities to achieve individual academic goals, with the broader aim of developing new leaders in the field of pediatric headache medicine and serving the Central Texas community.
Certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, the one-year fellowship trains physicians to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with debilitating headache disorders, including migraines, tension-type headaches, post-injury headaches, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, pediatric episodic conditions and more.
The Pediatric Headache Fellowship provides a strong foundation in the pathology, clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of headache disorders at a level beyond that expected of a child neurologist. This includes experience in procedures such as nerve blocks and Botox, as well as non-medication treatments with neuromodulation devices and behavioral management. Fellows in the program also gain expertise in treating headache patients in infusion and inpatient settings.
The program’s team includes a child neurologist who is fellowship-trained in pediatric headache medicine, a pediatric headache-trained nurse practitioner, fellowship-trained pediatric pain neuropsychologists and physical therapists. The team collaborates closely with other pediatric neuroscience experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-ophthalmologists, hospitalists, social workers, child life specialists and more.
The fellowship takes a whole-person approach to designing targeted, long-term treatment plans that combine cutting-edge medical and nonmedical treatments, including medication optimization, infusions, cognitive behavioral therapy and physical therapy.