Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Ophthalmoplegic Migraine
  • Vascular Headaches
  • Headache Disorders
  • Headache Disorders, Secondary
  • Migraine without Aura
  • Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Post-Dural Puncture Headache
  • Headache Disorders, Primary
  • Migraine with Aura
  • Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
  • SUNCT Syndrome
  • Neurology
  • Migraine Disorders

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Clinical Neurophysiology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Clinical Neurophysiology)

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

37 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    As always, Dr. Pakalnis is amazing, she is a wonderful dr. and I am so happy I am able to see her. She also had Dr. Pierce (a resident) with her and he too was fantastic!

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019

    The dr. is a lovely caring woman and didn't seemed rushed or... at the things I had to say. She had a lot of questions and I was glad, because I forgot to ask, so many.

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

    Dr. Pakalnis has been an amazing physician (neurologist) for me over the years. She has gone above & beyond in caring for me with my migraine history, especially when trying to deal with my insurance coverage for Aimovig injections.

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

    Excellent, all.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

    Did not speak down to me, realized I have an exceptional knowledge of medical terminology and relayed necessary information using language that made me feel like an equal. LISTENED to everything I had to tell her and made the appropriate referrals to take immediate action. Very thorough in overall exam.

  • Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018


  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

    She was very knowledgeable and already knew my background to make me feel at ease!

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2018

    I love Dr. Pakalnis - she is a wonderful practitioner.

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2018

    Very helpful

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

    Very concerned.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Pakalnis has reported no relationships with companies or entities.