Headache Fellowship

Mission Statement

The NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Headache fellowship program is committed to developing the next generation of experts in headache medicine. Located in the heart of the most vibrant and diverse city in the world, our headache fellowship program is dedicated to fostering an enriching educational environment for neurologists subspecializing in headache medicine. Our fellowship program offers a comprehensive year of advanced training in the study, diagnosis, and management of headache and facial pain disorders. Fellows will learn from esteemed and experienced experts in the field who are national leaders and take care of a broad and diverse patient population in New York City.


The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine offers a 1-year, UCNS-accredited headache fellowship program in the Department of Neurology. Located in Manhattan, fellows will have the opportunity to learn from experts in headache medicine and facial pain and gain exposure to the vast and diverse patient population we serve.

Our comprehensive program enables fellows to learn from our large headache group to manage a wide range of common and rare headache disorders including migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, new daily persistent headache, facial pain disorders, and secondary disorders including idiopathic intracranial hypertension and spontaneous intracranial hypotension. The fellow will rotate across two campuses: the Upper East Side (520 East 70th Street) and Lower Manhattan (156 William Street), each offering unique clinical experiences, patient populations, and learning opportunities.

Fellows will become highly proficient in the medical and procedural aspects of headache medicine, including but not limited to onabotulinumtoxinA injections, peripheral nerve blocks, and trigger point injections. The educational experience is enhanced by elective rotations in pain management, oromaxillofacial pain, interventional neuroradiology as it relates to CSF pressure disorders, and neuro-ophthalmology. 

There are also opportunities for clinical research and for the formal educational teaching of residents and medical students on their ambulatory rotations and electives in Headache Medicine.


During the first month of fellowship, a ‘bootcamp’ will be designed to cover the management of common headache disorders. This will include didactic sessions and hands on workshops.

Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from a series of headache and facial pain lectures given to neurology residents by the Weill Cornell headache faculty. The fellow will be expected to lead a monthly didactic conference for residents and students and supervise RITE review sessions on headache as part of their educational development. Attendance and participation is expected at certain Morning Report conferences as well as departmental Grand Rounds. 

The fellowship program also includes the unique opportunity to present cases and attend the monthly interdisciplinary CSF leak conference.


Our fellowship program is committed to fostering scholarly activity which is robust at Cornell. As part of the program's requirements, the fellow is expected to complete at least one scholarly project of their choice. In addition to original research, there will also be opportunities to participate in authoring book chapters and review articles. Furthermore, leveraging our faculty expertise, our program provides opportunities for conducting research in medical education.


Our Fellows   

2025-2026: TBD


Our Core Faculty

Susan Broner, MD

Medical Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Headache Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Moises Dominguez, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Zuhal Ergonul, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Louise Klebanoff, MD

Chief of General Neurology
Vice Chair of Operations
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Alina Masters-Israilov, MD

Associate Director, Neurology Clerkship
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dev Mehta, DO

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Matthew Robbins, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Neurology Residency Program Director
Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Education Scholar
Associate Professor of Neurology

Joseph Safdieh, MD, FAAN

Gertrude Feil Associate Dean of Curricular Affairs
Vice Chair for Education
Professor of Neurology

Tamar Schechter, PA-C


Jennifer Lynn Torre, NP


Affiliated Faculty

Gwendolyn Reeve, DMD

Program Director and Vice Chief of OMFS
Associate Professor of Surgery

Marc Dinkin, MD

Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology

Gayle Salama, MD

Co-Director, WCM CSF Leak Program, Spine Imaging and Interventions
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Daniel Pak, MD

Associate Program Director, Tri-Institutional Pain Fellowship and the Director of Practice Innovation for the Division of Pain Management
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology

Application Information

Our program abides by the application timeline set forth by the American Headache Society which typically features an application period opening on or around March 1 with a Match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) on or around August 1 of the same calendar year. Our NRMP program identification number is: TBD

The following materials should be sent to Dr. Broner (sub9064@med.cornell.edu) and Dr. Dominguez (mod9040@med.cornell.edu) starting on March 1 of an application year:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • A list of 3 writers of letters of recommendation; writers should email their letters directly to Drs. Broner and Dominguez


  • Current and valid unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or its territories.
  • Must be projected to graduate in good standing from an ACGME accredited adult or pediatric neurology residency program prior to fellowship start date.
  • Must be board certified or eligible for certification in neurology or neurology with special qualifications in child neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

For additional questions, please contact Dr. Broner and Dr. Dominguez.

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology 525 E. 68th St.
PO Box 117
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6575