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Although headaches are common in children, recurrent or frequent headaches that interfere with daily life are a concern. The Headache Clinic is a specialized program in the Division of Neurology that evaluates and treats more than 2,000 patients annually.

The clinic helps children and adolescents with chronic, debilitating head pain, headaches, and migraines. We work to identify the cause and find an effective way to manage their headaches.

The Children’s Headache Clinic is led by William McClintock, MD, and Joseph Scheller, MD, child neurologists who have extensive experience treating headache disorders.

The Children’s Headache Clinic team members belong to the pediatric section of the American Headache Society and work closely with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to meet the special needs of patients and their families with headache disorders.

Our physicians are also active in research and clinical trials to locate factors influencing headaches in children and adolescents. 

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