USC Headache Fellowship Program
USC Headache Center is a tertiary care referral center serving a large geographical area in California, with a busy clinical practice, a multidisciplinary clinical and translational research program and teaching program for medical students, residents and fellows. Our multidisciplinary program incorporates multiple subspecialties that are required for the comprehensive management of complex headache disorders, including pain psychology, physical medicine, occupational therapy, anesthesiology/pain medicine, orofacial dentistry, neuroradiology, neurosurgery and complementary medicine. Lifestyle Redesign (LRD) for chronic headaches is an evidence-based approach, which draws from variety of preventive treatment strategies and is a unique program developed collaboratively with neurology and occupational therapy. We work with Physical Therapists who are specialized in headache management. This multidisciplinary collaboration creates an outstanding learning environment. We offer one year UCNS accredited Fellowship program. This provides ample opportunity for incoming fellows to rotate and learn through various sub specialties.
Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Medical Director, Neurology Clinics Director, USC Headache program. Dr Sahai has been a faculty member of the department of Neurology since 2001. She is UCNS board-certified in Headache medicine. Under her leadership, there are monthly multidisciplinary meetings and she has organized symposiums on headache medicine. She is a member of the core neurology residency program committee and is actively involved in curriculum development and residency training. As Medical Director of Neurology ambulatory clinical services at the LA county Hospital, and USC Faculty practice, she has been training medical students, residents, orofacial and pain fellows in headache medicine.