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Pediatric Headache Fellowship

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 board-certified 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.

The Pediatric Headache Fellowship is affiliated with Dell Med’s departments of Neurology and Pediatrics.

Training Facilities

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

The primary pediatric teaching facility for child headache rotations is Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, where fellows spend their time in teaching and nonteaching service. This 248-bed, freestanding children’s hospital serves a 46-county area in Central Texas and includes a Level 1 pediatric trauma center, a Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit and a Level 4 epilepsy center. Pediatric neuroscience is one of the hospital’s focus areas.

Specially For Children OR at Dell Childrens Medical Group.

The fellowship’s outpatient rotations are held primarily at ’Specially for Children, the specialty building adjacent to Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton, where headache fellows complete 2.5 months of training, is the primary teaching hospital of Dell Medical School. This state-of-the-art facility serves a wide patient population with a broad range of conditions.

Learn More & Apply: Pediatric Headache Fellowship

International Pediatric Headache Didactic Series

The fellowship hosts a new lecture series designed to advance the knowledge and practice of pediatric headache medicine.

About the Application Process

The fellowship recruits one fellow per year and participates in the National Residency Matching Program.

Varied Academic & Clinical Learning

Pediatric headache ​fellows split their time between academics and clinical rotations with a diverse patient population.

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