The Headache fellowship offered at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology is accredited by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. The headache program includes clinical as well as didactic training in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of primary and secondary headache disorders, both in adults and children. The program is designed to prepare leaders in the field of headache medicine by training fellows for robust careers in academic, research or private practice positions. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are well prepared and eligible for the UCNS certification.

ACGME Accredited: N/A (UCNS accredited)
Residents or Fellows per year: 1
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: yes
U.S. Citizenship Required: yes

Teaching Hospitals

  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Professional Arts Center
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital

Interested candidates must be eligible to apply for an unrestricted Florida Medical license and have trained in an ACGME accredited Neurology Residency program.

Application Deadline
Applications received via ERAS until August

To view the curriculum, please click here.

Board Exam Requirements
General eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants must be a Diplomate in good standing of a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or equivalent certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  2. Applicants must hold a current, active, valid, unrestricted, and unqualified license to practice medicine in at least one jurisdiction in the United States, its territories, or
    Canada, and in each jurisdiction in which they practice.

A license to practice medicine is not “current, active, valid, unrestricted and unqualified” if, in any manner to any extent whatsoever, one or more of the following applies. The license is:

  • under probation;
  • conditioned, e.g., the physician is required to practice under supervision or with modification, or to obtain continuing education; 
  • limited, e.g., to specific practice settings; 
  • institutional, temporary, or educational;

Educational & Other Experience
Fellows are expected to gain proficiency in headache management through mentored patient care in outpatient and inpatient services. An office-based outpatient infusion center provides an opportunity to gain expertise in acute care of refractory headache. Mastery in performing nerve blocks and Onabotulinum toxin A injections will be gained during procedure clinics. Fellows may advance their understanding of interdisciplinary clinical aspects of headache during elective service time.

Research opportunities available during training.

No on-call duties assigned.

Teshamae Monteith, M.D.

Teshamae Monteith, M.D.
Program Director

Andrea Ruiz, BGS
Program Manager

Phone: (305) 243-2742
Fax: (305) 243-8108