PakalnisAnnProfessor - Clinical

Department of Neurology
Division of Headache

Research Interests

  • Co-morbidities in migraine headache
  • Clinical drug trials in migraine headache.

Current Research

I have an interest in adolescent and adult migraine, dating to my affiliation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and developing the pediatric headache program there. I believe patient education and dialogue is very important in managing migraine headaches.


I have been on faculty at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and started the comprehensive Headache Medicine Clinic in 2001. I also have been a consulting neurologist with the Headache program at The Ohio State University for ten years. I am board certified in Headache Medicine and director of the Headache Medicine Fellowship, which is a joint venture between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Department of Neurology.

Transitioning to a primarily adult headache practice is opportunity to blend my background in pediatric headache and educational interests with the adult migraine setting.


  • MD: University of Toledo

Postgraduate Education 

  • Internship: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Neurology, The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, The Ohio State University

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