About the Division

The Division of Headache and Sports Concussion is focused on researching and treating sports concussion and chronic headaches. Our clinics treat patients with such conditions as:

  • Migraine
  • Sports concussion
  • Cluster headaches
  • Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs)
  • New daily persistent headaches
  • Other rare primary headache syndromes
  • Secondary headaches such as cervicogenic headache and post-traumatic headache

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Kevin Weber, MD, MHA

The division provides neurologists, researchers, students, residents and fellows opportunities to treat a vast number of patients with complex headache and sports concussion due to our centralized location and status as a Level I Trauma Center. We take a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to treatment with an emphasis on cooperation and collaboration. We offer our headache medicine fellows their own clinic to independently manage and study their patients. Clinical trials of new medications present opportunities to investigate the effectiveness of the drugs in a variety of patients.

Goals and highlights

Our mission is to advance the science and treatment of patients with headache and sports concussion.

  • Our main goal is to restore functionality in patients with chronic headache and sports concussion so you can return to work or school. 
  • We conduct groundbreaking research in the area of headache and sports concussion to advance knowledge in the field nationally.
  • We’re committed to educating the next generation of students, residents and fellows in headache and sports neurology.

Centers and clinics

Programs and services

Residency and Fellowship

The Department of Neurology at the Ohio State University has a long history of a dedicated commitment to education. We have world-class faculty and staff, state-of-the-art amenities, and novel technologies, all of which enables trainees to gain experience in the management of complex pathologies and apply innovative and high-quality medical care for a diverse patient population. Learn more about our residency and fellowship programs.

Our Team

Kristi Epstein, MSN, APRN-CNP, CCRN

Kristi Epstein, MSN, APRN-CNP, CCRN

  • Advanced Practice Provider - Multiple Sclerosis and Headache Divisions

Nicolette Youtzy, APRN-CNP

  • Advanced Practice Provider - Headache and Pain Divisions

Research and clinical trials

Our current clinical trials study the real-world effectiveness of drugs to prevent or mitigate chronic headaches.

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