Headache is one of the most common complaints among patients and is therefore of increasing interest in medicine. Migraine, the most notorious primary headache disorder, is a highly prevalent condition. Approximately 23 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches and they account for more than $17 billion in direct and indirect health-care costs.
Despite the burden on individuals and society caused by headaches, primary headache disorders continue to be under-recognized, misdiagnosed and improperly treated.
Mayo Clinic Arizona offers a one-year Headache Fellowship Program for those who wish to further explore the clinical and research aspects of headache. As a trainee in this program, you will participate in the clinical assessment and management of patients with a wide variety of headache disorders and craniofacial pain.
You will also participate in clinical research and work with the related areas of pain management and behavioral psychology.
The Headache Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona was established in 1999 several fellows have completed training in this program. It is anticipated that going forward, one trainee will complete this fellowship annually.