The Duke Department of Neurology is seeking candidates for its Headache Fellowship program. Candidates should be board-eligible or certified physicians who are interested in headache and head pain. This one-year fellowship program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Our headache fellowship program offers a breadth of education not seen in many other headache fellowship programs. Fellows will work closely with clinical faculty from throughout the Duke School of Medicine, including the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry. Fellows will also gain exposure to a variety of patients coming to the Department of Neurology. 

The Duke Neurology Department recognizes that diversity and inclusion are necessary components of its mission of world-class patient care, education, and research. Our program is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community where all members thrive in a welcoming and engaging environment. Read more about our diversity and inclusion efforts across the Department here.

How to Apply

The Duke Headache Fellowship Program is complying with the American Headache Society and the AAN-recommended timeline for fellowship applications. We will accept applications on March 1 for the next year's fellowship (fellows will start the next summer, approximately 16 months later). Our program will send offer letters electronically around August 1 the year before fellowships begin.

Applicants for the Duke Headache Fellowship should have completed a residency in their primary specialty and be eligible for that board examination. The Duke Headache fellowship will consider applicants from Neurology, Internal medicine, Family Practice, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and Psychiatry. Applicants should review the employment requirements for all Duke graduate medical education trainees at this page. Applicants who do not qualify for employment cannot be ranked. 

To apply for the fellowship, download and complete the application and submit it to Fellowship Director Sweta Sengupta, MD, at

Current Fellow

Headache Fellow 2021-2022

Past Fellows

Headache Fellow 2020-2021
Assistant Professor of Neurology

For more information about our fellowship program, contact

Sweta Sengupta
Director, Headache Fellowship Program
Phone: 919-668-2879

Tim Collins, MD
Division Chief, Headache and Pain
Associate Director, Headache Fellowship program


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