As a fellow, you will train under some of the nation’s top clinicians, educators and researchers.  We have a highly collaborative faculty network, formal research seminars, informal presentations, journal reviews and didactic lectures that will stimulate your intellect and encourage you in the development of an outstanding career. You will have your own headache continuity clinic and be allowed to independently manage your own patients. You will learn procedures, including onabotulinumtoxinA injections for chronic migraine, non-invasive sphenopalatine ganglion blocks, and occipital nerve blocks. Finally, we will help you formulate a reasonable research project to be completed by graduation.

Headache Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

#1 = Nationwide Children’s Hospital
#2 = The Ohio State University 


Rotations are monthly, and alternate between our pediatric (Nationwide Children's Hospital) and adult (Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) sites. There is a continuity clinic on one day per week each at the two sites. The remaining days alternate between pediatric and adult sites by month. Rotations are with headache medicine (both sites), Pseudotumor Clinic (NCH), Sports Concussion Clinic (both sites), Interventional Pain (OSU), Neuro-otology (OSU), Neuro-radiology (NCH and OSU). There are also opportunities for other elective rotations, including with private practice headache and pain. There is also one month given for development of a research project, this can be a review article in headache or retrospective/ prospective study as time permits.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship training programs. You may download a PDF of the application below. Complete and submit it along with the other required documents noted below to the program coordinator listed on the application. Applications may be scanned and emailed or simply mail a hard copy of all materials to the street address listed on the application form.

Application requirements include:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcript of medical school grades
  • Three letters of recommendation from physicians you have worked with, addressed to Kevin Weber, MD
  • Curriculum vitae
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) score
  • Copy of your Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate if you are a foreign medical graduate

Download Headache Medicine Fellowship Application


Ann Pakalnis, MD

Director - Headache Medicine Fellowship

Director of Pediatric Headache Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Kevin Weber, MD

Associate Director - Headache Medicine Fellowship

Director of Headache Division, Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

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