Headache Medicine Fellowship Opportunities

Welcome to the field of Headache Medicine, an exciting, dynamic field with a grateful, motivated patient population and a strong academic presence. This site was created to make it easier for fellowship applicants to find information about current training programs and to help them navigate the application process. The information for each program is maintained by the programs themselves, including details on the history of the program, the faculty, the facilities and the mission of each center. In 2006, the first programs were accredited in Headache Medicine. Today, there are more than 40 programs in the US providing a structured training program to prepare fellows in the practice of Headache Medicine.

Recently, the American Headache Society joined the American Academy of Neurology in arranging a more transparent timeline for application. The fellowship application process is to begin no earlier than March 1 of Neurology PGY3 Adult/ PGY4 Child year. Fellowship job offers are not to be made earlier than August 2 of PGY4 Adult/ PGY5 Child year. The application dates remain standard across the programs that are represented here. This is to help provide residents with sufficient time to gain experience in the breadth of medical training and to ensure a grounded focus in the field.


2024-2025 Application Season:
All programs listed on this page are participating in the 2024 Match and must abide by the unified application timeline and the Match process.

The Headache Medicine Fellowship application season for positions with a start date of July 1, 2025 will be participating in the NRMP Match. In order to successfully apply to your program of choice and participate in the match, the following steps must be taken:

Please note that all participating programs will not begin review of application materials as well as correspondence regarding interview scheduling until after March 1, 2024. No fellowship offers will be made prior to Match Day. Programs should not solicit information from applicants prior to March 1st.


For Applicants*: 

How to Apply

Headache Medicine is not participating in ERAS. Contact participating headache fellowship programs via this website using the contact forms on their respective web pages. Programs will then contact applicants with information about application requirements.

How to Enter the Match

When the Match opens on May 22, 2024, all applicants should register for the Headache Medicine Match with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Link TBD.

*Program applicants can be in the field of neurology, pediatric neurology, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetric/gynecology, pediatrics, or psychiatry.

Fellow Eligibility: 1. The fellow must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or its territories or Canada. 2. The fellow must be a graduate of a residency program in neurology or other specialties accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC, or CanERA. 3. The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification by the ABMS, RCPSC, AOA, or CFPC.


Please see the official timeline below regarding the Headache Medicine Fellowship application Season

Application Season Begins: March 1, 2024

Match Opens for Registration: May 22, 2024

Rank Order Entry Opens: June 12, 2024

Quota/Withdrawal Deadline: July 10, 2024

Rank Order List Deadline: July 24, 2024

Match Day: August 7, 2024



Click on the Institution logos below to explore the open positions and connect with program directors.

Atrium Health - Wake Forest Baptist
Barrow Neurological Institute - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Barrow Neurological Institute - St. Joseph's Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine - Texas Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Mercy Hospital
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Duke University
Hartford Healthcare Headache Center
Johns Hopkins
Loyola University
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Medical College of Wisconsin
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Montefiore Medical Center
Mount Sinai Center for Headache and Facial Pain
Nuvance Health
The Ohio State University
Stanford Health Care
Thomas Jefferson University
UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco – Pediatric Headache Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco - Headache Center Fellowship
University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Illinois College of Medicine/Rockford
University of Kentucky
University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine
UPMC/University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester Medical Center
University of Southern California
The University of Texas Dell Medical School/Dell Children’s Medical Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Pediatric Headache Medicine Fellowship
University of Utah
The University of Vermont Medical Center
West Virginia University
Yale University/New Haven Hospital

If you are an institution and would like your United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited program listed,
please fill out our Fellowship form HERE and we will be in touch.

If you are a Program Director of an institution currently listed on this page and would like to update program information, please submit a request HERE.



Participation in the use of this website for promotion of your fellowship training program is dependent upon adherence to the policies set by the American Headache Society which maintains this website in furtherance of its tax-exempt missions. Such program policies include abiding by the agreed upon timeline for interviews beginning March 1 and offers being made as of August 1st. Any program deemed to be noncompliant may be suspended from use. Additionally, use of this website by any and all visitors is subject to the website Terms of Use policy, which can be found here.