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Headache and Migraine

The Headache Program at Vanderbilt treats patients who are suffering from chronic headaches, including migraines. If you have headaches that are interfering with your quality of life and that haven’t responded well to other treatments, we’re here to help. We’ll figure out why you’re having frequent headaches, then find the best way to relieve the pain.  We help you live life with less pain and more joy.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all headache types and related conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Dane M. Chetkovich

Dane M. ChetkovichMD, PhD

    General Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Charles D. Clarke

Charles D. ClarkeMD

    General Neurology, Headache, Movement Disorders, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
David R. Curfman

David R. CurfmanMD

    General Neurology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Vascular Neurology
Joy A. Derwenskus

Joy A. DerwenskusDO, MSCR

    General Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Robert J. Fallis

Robert J. FallisMD, MS, BA

    General Neurology, Headache, Migraine, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Wiaam M. Falouji

Wiaam M. FaloujiMD

    Epilepsy, General Neurology, Headache, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neurology, Neurosciences
Brian C. Drolet

Brian C. DroletMD, FACS

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery
Salam Kassis

Salam KassisMD

    Adult Gender Affirming Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Migraine and Occipital Neuralgia Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Holly Hasty

Holly HastyRN, ACNP

    Neurology, Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Lexi Rouse

Lexi RouseBSN, MSN

    Facial Pain, General Neurology, Headache, Migraine, Neurology, Neurosciences, Stroke and Cerebrovascular

Why Choose Headache Care at Vanderbilt

  • medical bag, case, cross, Experienced doctors
    Experienced doctors

    Our team of neurologists and nurse practitioners has extensive experience in identifying the causes of chronic headaches and providing innovative treatment options.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    In addition to your primary care doctor, we also work with other specialists whose expertise might help treat your headaches. For example, if you’re experiencing vision problems related to your headaches, we might consult with an ophthalmologist. If your headaches are causing facial pain, we might bring in a doctor who specializes in issues involving the ears, nose and throat (ENT).

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    Because there are many different causes and symptoms of chronic headaches, no two patients are alike. We’ll work with you on a personalized treatment plan to address your problems, including triggers and symptoms. Our holistic approach might include lifestyle modifications, supplements, medication and/or changes in your diet or surgery.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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Patient Resources

Before your first visit with us, keep a headache log so that we can detect patterns of frequency, triggers and pain levels. Please bring that information to your appointment, along with digital copies of any imaging you’ve undergone for headaches, such as MRIs, MRAs and/or CT scans.