Medical Advisors

We are incredibly grateful to have a medical advisory board to help ensure that the medical content on our website is accurate, current and patient-focused. Every doctor on our advisory board is a certified headache specialist who has had extensive medical training on migraine and other headache disorders, as well as receiving ongoing education so that they stay current with new developments.

Thomas Berk, MD

Neura Health

Dr. Dr. Thomas Berk is a neurologist and headache specialist in New York City. He is the Medical Director of Neura Health, a virtual headache clinic, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Langone Headache Center in New York City.

He graduated from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in 2010 and subsequently completed his neurology residency at NYU as well. Dr. Berk completed a headache fellowship at the Jefferson Headache Center and is a board-certified headache specialist.

Dr. Berk is an emerging leader of the American Headache Society and has been on the Super-Doctor’s list of rising stars for the past three years. He is passionate about bringing access to high quality headache healthcare to everyone everywhere. 

Deborah Friedman, MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Friedman, a neuro-opthalmologist, is is Chief of the Division of Headache Medicine and the founding Director of UT Southwestern’s Headache and Facial Pain Program. 

She is dual board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with additional certification in headache medicine by the UCNS. In addition, Dr. Friedman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.

Dr. Friedman has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles, authored or co-authored more than 24 book chapters, and delivered more than 300 lectures and presentations. She serves as the associate editor of Headache, on the editorial boards of Neurology Reviews and Headache Currents, and as a reviewer for several neurology journals.

Nada Hindiyeh, MD

Previously: Stanford Headache Clinic

Dr. Hindiyeh is a board certified neurologist and headache specialist, and a clinical assistant professor in the department of Neurology at Stanford. 

She was awarded the 2013 Clinical Research Fellowship in Neurotoxins by the American Academy of Neurology and under this scholarship is currently investigating a diagnostic screening protocol for chronic migraine. Other research interests include pathophysiology and novel treatments for migraine, and the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in headache disorders. 

Dr. Hindiyeh regularly participates in clinical trials for new headache therapeutics and has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles on the topic of headache disorders. She is currently a member of the American Headache Society as well as the International Headache Society.

Amaal J. Starling, MD

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Starling is a board certified neurologist and headache specialist at the Mayo Clinic, AZ, where she studies underlying pathophysiology, establishes clinical phenotypes, and is exploring novel therapeutics.

As a regular participant in clinical trials she has a special interest in exploring nondrug options for migraine, including neuromodulation devices, and is developing a human research model of post-traumatic headaches that will allow for the investigation of underlying pathophysiology and the development of objective biomarkers.

Dr. Starling is very active in advocacy and is involved with organizations such as Miles for Migraine, Headache on the Hills, and the American Migraine Foundation. She has a particular interest in exploring tools and techniques that can be used by providers to incorporate advocacy into clinical practice.

Stewart J. Tepper, MD

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Dr. Tepper is Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH and Director of the Dartmouth Headache Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He received his undergraduate degree in the study of the nervous system/psychobiology from Yale College, CT, and attended Cornell University Medical College. He completed his Neurology residency at Harvard and has been board certified in Headache Medicine since 2006.

Dr. Tepper has been Co-director of the Scottsdale Headache Symposium course of the American Headache Society since 2008. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Headache Currents and Associate Editor for the journal, Headache. He has published more than 375 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, and books on Headache Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society.