Headache Medicine Fellowship

Headache Fellowship

The UCSF Headache Center and the UCSF Child & Adolescent Headache Program are seeking fellows for a one year UCNS accredited Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. The Adult Headache and Child & Adolescent Headache program have openings available for a start date of July 1, 2025.

Adult headache fellow training: The UCSF Headache Center offers both inpatient and outpatient headache medicine care. The fellowship encompasses management of adult patients with a variety of headache disorders. Pharmacological, nonpharmacological, behavioral, and injection techniques are taught and practiced. Interdisciplinary training is also done in conjunction with the UCSF Pain Medicine Center, the UCSF Pediatric Headache Center, and the UCSF Otoneurologic and Orofacial Pain groups. Following completion of their NBME board examination in September, our fellow begins leading the team in monthly Journal Club meetings and will get a chance to participate in new or ongoing clinical research projects. Fellows are brought in as junior faculty, at the Instructor level, and have the opportunity to engage in teaching neurology residents and UCSF medical students. Sponsored attendance at 1 regional and/or national Headache Society meeting is provided.

Pediatric headache fellow training: Fellows will participate in both inpatient and outpatient treatment of headache disorders in children and adolescents. They will also have the opportunity to rotate in the adult headache clinic and gain exposure to procedures. Fellows will lead journal clubs and participate in monthly team meetings and research meetings, and will participate in clinical research. There are opportunities to teach medical students and residents.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in UCSF's headache programs! Candidates must be eligible for a California medical license and have completed an accredited residency in one of the following programs: Adult Neurology, Child Neurology, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Unfortunately, we cannot accept visa candidates at this time. Those candidates interested in a 2025-2026 position should apply between March 1st and May 1st, 2024.


Please click here to apply: UCSF Headache Fellowship Application


We ask that you provide:

  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from present Program Director)
  • Personal Statement, can be brief, describing your interest in Headache Medicine
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Diploma


The complete application timeline is as follows:

  • Application Season Begins: March 1, 2024
  • Match Opens for Registration: May 22, 2024
  • Rank Order Entry Opens: June 12, 2024
  • Rank Order List Deadline: July 24, 2024
  • Match Day: August 7, 2024


Please also reference the American Headache Society Fellowship Page for more program information. The University of California is an AA/EEO employer, and the fellowship performs a holistic application review to fairly consider all applicants while emphasizing a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Ashley Robelo
Fellowship coordinator
[email protected]