Staff Physician: March 2008-Present.
Center for Headache and Pain, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Clinical position in the Neurological Institute, evaluating and treating headache at Main Cleveland Clinic campus and Hillcrest Hospital. IMATCH physician(Interdisciplinary Method for Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache refractory headache program).
Medical Director:October 2006-2007.
New England Center for Headache, 778 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT. 06902. Headache Specialty care serving complex headache patients. Active investigator in on-going headache research. Editing, reviewing and writing journal articles in headache field.
Internal Medicine: January 1999-September 2006.
Medical Associates of Stamford, 1100 Bedford St.Stamford Ct. 06905. Internal Medicine Practice. Private practice with small Internal Medicine group. Primary care outpatient and inpatient services. Privileges at Stamford Hospital. Teaching privileges with medical students and residents, Columbia affiliated.
Public Health: 2001-2002.
Westchester County Health Dept., NY. Public Health Physician treating Sexually Transmitted Disease in White Plains and New Rochelle and Tuberculosis in White Plains, NY. Participated in monthly epidemiology and infectious disease treatment update conferences for Westchester County, NY (part-time position).
Internal Medicine: 1998-1999.
The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, WA. 98122-4299. Busy practice encompassing women's health issues, rheumatology, headache, and all primary care issues. Experience in caring for patients under fee-for-service, HMO, PPO, and capitated insurance plans in private practice group.
United Council Neurologic Specialty (UCNS) Board Certified in Headache October 2010
ABIM Board Re-certified in General Internal Medicine 2008. Certified since 1998.
Full Medical Licensure in Ohio.
Awarded Best Doctor Cleveland Area 2010, 2011, 2012
Awarded Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area in 2006.
Awarded “America’s Top Physicians” by Consumers’ Research Council of America 2007.
American Headache Society
International Headache Society
Ohio Headache Association Board Member
American Headache Society Women’s Issues Committee
American Headache Society Online Committee
Headache (journal of the American Headache Society):
Associate Editor (invited)
Online Editorial Board
Contributor to online journal content and article summaries
Regular reviewer of submitted articles
American Headache Association
Guidelines Committee (invited)
Women’s Issues Committee
Infusion Room Conundrums. Didactic Lecture of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Center for Pain March 9, 2012.
The Mystery of the Abnormal MRI. Didactic Lecture for Cleveland Clinic Neurological Center for Pain. February 2, 2012.
Chronic Daily Headache in the Outpatient Setting. In Update in Headache Management course, Ohio Headache Association meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, May 15, 2010.
Migraine Diagnosis and Management. in Current Pain Management for Your Practice, Cleveland Clinic CME course, Sandusky, OH, August 15, 2009.
Headache and Hypothyroidism, Florida Association for the Study of Headache meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, May 16, 2009.
Headache Attributed to Hypothyroidism, Headache Cooperative of New England, 18th Annual Headache Symposium, Stowe, VT, March 1, 2008
Reviewer and Editor: Resident and Fellows of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic, helping to prepare manuscripts for publication 2009-present.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine- Communication Skills Preceptor
Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows at the Headache Center, Cleveland Clinic
Medical Residency: University of Washington June 1996-June 1998. Internal Medicine Residency, Primary Care Seattle Program, completion June 1998. Large panel of patients established at Roosevelt Clinic over the course of three years. Wide range of subspecialty clinical training to prepare for general practice. Extensive familiarity with 8 different medical practice sites.
Medical Internship: University of Washington, June 1995-June 1996.
Medical Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine. June 1995. Honors in Medicine, Pharmacology, Genetics, Musculoskeletal Studies, Human Behavior, and electives.
Master of Science, University of Washington School of Nursing, 1988. Extensive study of family, adult, and child health, biological causes of mental illness. Clinical assignment at Children's Hospital and Odessa Brown Clinic, a clinic for poor and underserved families.
Master of Science, Boston University, School of Journalism, 1979. Focused on research, writing, editing, interviewing, and analysis in magazine, newspaper, and book, publishing.
Bachelor of Science, Boston University, School of Nursing, 1983. Appointed to the Dean’s List.
Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, English major, 1977.
Clinical Instructor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 2008-present.
Weekly preceptor for medical students, 2008-2012.
Clinical Instructor, Columbia School of Physicians and Surgeons 2000-2007.