Headache Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Division of Headache and Facial Pain has one of first UCNS-certified headache fellowships. Our one-year fellowship is one of very few in the country that is approved by United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. We have integrated the study and treatment of headache medicine and pain medicine, which is also highly unusual. We have three headache sites, and the fellow rotates to all of these which increases the exposure to a variety of conditions.

We offer comprehensive clinical training in a broad range of headache disorders including secondary headache syndromes, migraine and its multiple subtypes, low pressure headache, tension headache, medication-overuse headache and other chronic headache forms, trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, and various facial pain syndromes. When you complete our program, you are board eligible in headache medicine.

As a fellow, you work under Director Mark Green, MD, FAAN, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Diplomate in Headache Medicine through the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. You also work with faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, and Facial Pain Dentistry. You explore a variety of services, including biofeedback and intravenous infusions for acute headaches, and you will learn about headaches in children from Sarah Rahal, MD.

In addition to providing inpatient, emergency room, and outpatient consultations, you also have the opportunity to train neurology residents, pain medicine fellows, and medical students and to help manage the headache clinic operated by the neurology residents.

Research is also a key component of the fellowship. We anticipate that you will contribute to ongoing research in headache and development of new treatment protocols and participate in clinical trials. You may be able to author and coauthor research articles and to present at conferences.

Our Faculty

Our faculty includes neurologists and anesthesiologists trained in pain management, and faculty from the departments of psychiatry, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and facial pain dentistry.

Mark W. Green, MD, FAAN

Rachel Colman, MD

Jihan Grant, MD

Joanna Jen, MD, PhD

Lauren Natbony, MD

Huma Sheikh, MD

David Simpson, MD

Charles Stacy, MD

Pamela Sylvia Skowronski, NP-C, AGPCNP-BC

How to Apply

We fill all fellowship positions through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). In addition to the application form, please submit the following supporting materials to NRMP:

  • Statement of Interest
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation

For additional questions, contact:

Rachel Colman, MD
Assistant Professor Department of Neurology Headache and Pain Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
5 East 98th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10029

Our current fellow is Anna Pace, MD.