Overview

Overview

Welcome

We greatly appreciate your interest in the Cleveland Clinic Headache Medicine Fellowship Program.

The Cleveland Clinic Headache Center offers fellows:

  • UCNS accredited one-year fellowship program in clinical training and research
  • Experience in the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric headache disorders
  • Eligibility to take the Headache Medicine Certification examination offered by the UCNS after completion of the fellowship
  • Exposure to management of status migrainosus, analgesic overuse headache and refractory trigeminal neuralgia through a 9 chair infusion suite
  • Optional rotations including pain management, neuro-ophthalmology, and sports-concussion among others
  • Ample time for the planning and development of one or more research projects under the guidance of staff
  • Participation in ongoing NIH funded and/or clinical and investigator initiated trials

In order to apply, applicants must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States or a RCPSC-accredited residency program in Canada in one of the following specialties: Adult Neurology, Child Neurology, Medicine, Family Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine or Psychiatry.
  • International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program.

Interested candidates can apply now.

Program Director
Zubair Ahmed, MD

Program Coordinator
Natalie Douglass
douglan3@ccf.org

Application Process

Application Process

In order to apply, applicants must meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in the United States or a RCPSC-accredited residency program in Canada in one of the following specialties: Adult Neurology, Child Neurology, Medicine, Family Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine or Psychiatry.
  • International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program.

Interested candidates can apply for a fellowship position by submitting the following documentation:

  • Fellowship Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter
  • At least two letters of recommendation from physicians whom have supervised you in a clinical setting
  • USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate (applicable for International Medical Graduates only

Contact

Natalie Douglass
Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave., S100
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: douglan3@ccf.org

Benefits

Benefits

Vacation Time = 15 working days

Paid Personal Days = 5 days

Maternity/Paternity Leave

New benefits for fully paid maternity and parental leave are effective at Cleveland Clinic United States locations on April 1, 2020. Caregivers eligible for maternity leave (biological mothers) will receive 100% pay for up to 8 consecutive weeks following the birth of a child. Parental leave is for use by all parents to care for and/or bond with their newborn or newly adopted child. Caregivers eligible for parental leave (biological mother or father or adopting parent) will receive 100% pay for up to 4 consecutive weeks following the birth or adoption of a child. Caregivers eligible for both benefits will receive up to 8 consecutive weeks of maternity leave plus up to 4 consecutive weeks of parental leave — for a total of 12 weeks with 100% pay. Trainees are urged to discuss maternity and parental leave with their program director to determine if they will need to make up time to meet board requirements.

Academic Meetings

Clinical trainees at a PGY 2 and above can be reimbursed for a maximum of $1,500 (as of July 1, 2016) to present at one meeting per year.


Staff Current Fellows

Current Fellows

Outstanding patient care, education of those who serve and research are the three goals the Department of Neurology strives to achieve. As a part of that overall commitment to education, below are the recognized current neurology fellows who value the importance of providing the highest quality of medical care.

2022-2023

Sudipa Biswas
Elise Hennessy

Alumni

Alumni

2021-2022

Jennifer Chima, MD
Jennifer Chima, MD
Cone Health (Greensboro, NC)

Michael Zatt, DO
Michael Zatt, DO
Kaiser Permanente Northwest (Portland, OR)

2020-2021

Anam Baig, DO
Anam Baig, DO
Cleveland Clinic Staff
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Aarushi Suneja, MD
Aarushi Suneja, MD
Cleveland Clinic Staff
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Living in Cleveland

Living in Cleveland

Cleveland, an ethnically diverse, mid-sized city located on Lake Erie, features a host of cultural attractions, recreational activities, major sporting events and an exploding culinary scene. Cleveland is home to the second largest theater district in the U.S., a park system featuring 23,700 acres in 18 reservations, and is the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland Clinic is located near the University Circle area, which is the cultural epicenter of Cleveland. This area features Severance Hall and the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, several other museums, and Case Western Reserve University. Downtown Cleveland, home to all major sports venues and an exploding culinary scene, is approximately two miles from Cleveland Clinic’s main campus.