Department of Neurology

Neurology Clinical and Academic Programs - Headache Medicine Program

Faculty: 
Hongyan Li, MD, PhD, UT Professor
Anum Riaz, MD, UT Assistant Professor
Vicki Ramsey Williams, MD, PhD, UT Associate Professor
Hongyan Li, MD, PhD, UT Professor
Christine Utley, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic office: 419-291-0396

Staff:
Clarissa Day, RN: 419-291-3900
Clinic appointments: 419-291-3900

Aim: Diagnosis and treatment of headaches and facial pain

Highlights: The faculty have expertise in headache medicine, as well in other related conditions such as Epilepsy, Vestibular Disorders, Cognitive problems, and Sleep Disorders.

Treatment Advances: The Faculty have expertise in the latest advances in headache treatment. The initial visit with the physician is used to take a careful history and perform a detailed neurological examination. Other health and social issues, which may have an impact on headache, are also discussed. Together, the patient and physician devise an individualized plan-of-care for headache prevention and acute treatment, which may involve medication, neuromodulation therapies, dietary management, and complementary treatments, such as biofeedback. The Faculty also offers botulinum toxin (Botox) injections therapy for chronic migraine, as well as occipital nerve blocks for refractory headache.

Education: The faculty and staff believe that with an understanding of the causes and treatments of headache, persons with headache can partner with their healthcare providers to prevent and better manage this often-debilitating condition. The faculty also teach courses to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners on various aspects of headache at regional and national symposia and they instruct residents and medical students in the clinic and the hospital.

Collaboration: Neurology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pain Medicine (anesthesia), Neurosurgery, Behavioral Medicine, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Primary Care

Last Updated: 2/17/20