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The American Headache Society’s Emerging Leaders Program is designed to identify and develop future leaders within the Society. We are encouraging young medical professionals to enter and thrive not only in the field of headache medicine, but within the American Headache Society.


Participants will learn about opportunities within the Society to serve on committees, participate in special projects and Foundation activities. They will engage with mentors who are leaders in the society and headache medicine, interact with others and lay the groundwork for long-lasting and fulfilling relationships, networking opportunities and collaborations.Successful candidates will have their expenses paid for this meeting as well as complimentary registration to the Scottsdale Headache Symposium.



  • Must be 40 or younger as of January 1, 2018
  • Must be no more than 7 years of having completed training
  • Can currently be 4th year Resident or Active Fellow
  • Must commit to completing an agreed-upon project to present at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia


Thank you for your interest in the program. The application period for the next class of Emerging Leaders is now closed.

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Thank you for your interest in the program. Information for the 2019 application process will be coming soon.

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Cynthia Armand, MD Thomas Berk, MD
Meghan Candee, MD, MS Carrie Dougherty, MD, FAHS
Jessica Gautreaux, MD Niushen Zhang, MD


Mark Burish, MD, PhD Zubair Ahmed, MD
Sarah K. Gibbons, DO Juliana VanderPluym, MD
Katherine Hamilton, MD Nada Hindiyeh, MD
Angeliki Vgontzas, MD


A. Laine Green, MD Rashmi Halker, MD
Christina Szperka, MD Umer Najib, MD
Larry Charleston, MD Chelsea Hesterman, MD

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