Headache Center

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3300

Headaches are one of the most common reasons people see their physicians and take pain medication. Headache pain is often undertreated and the number people suffering from debilitating headaches is often underestimated. They are also one of the primary causes of missed work and school days. 

If you suffer from headaches that interfere with your quality of life, contact the Headache Center at the Neuroscience Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. We provide an inclusive, comprehensive approach to treat headaches that stem from a variety of causes.

Our headache specialist is board-certified in headache medicine. This is a relatively rare specialty, with only 500 headache specialists nationwide. Headache specialists have additional training in headache medicine and are uniquely equipped to care for the wide variety of disorders that cause headache pain.

Don’t let your headaches cause you to miss school, work or family activities. Contact us today and take the first step to putting your headaches behind you. Call (602) 521-3300.

About the Center

The Center is led by a physician board-certified in headache medicine. The Center treats all forms of headaches from migraines to pain caused by other ailments such as stroke, cardiovascular disease and epilepsy. Here is a partial list of the conditions we treat:

  • Migraine
  • Cluster headaches
  • Post-traumatic/post-concussion headache
  • Tension-type headache
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Thunderclap headaches

Headaches caused by:

  • medication overuse
  • stroke
  • cardiovascular disease
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • epilepsy
  • sleep dysfunction
  • obesity
  • intracranial pressure fluctuations
  • Female hormonal changes

Patients at the Headache Center undergo a thorough examination to gain understanding of their overall health and the possible cause of pain. Diagnostic tests are performed as needed to determine the best treatment options.

Treatments can range from medication and physical therapy to Botox injections, biofeedback, referrals for cognitive behavioral therapy and more.

If your headaches are getting in the way of your life, call the Headache Center today at (602) 521-3300.

Our Providers

Institute Leadership:

Patient Education

Understanding the type of headaches you have and what triggers them is the first step to treatment. Our staff will provide you with specific education about your headaches, your treatment options, and ways to manage your headache pain. Our goal is to improve your quality of life so you don’t have to miss out on the activities you enjoy.


The Banner - University Medicine Neuroscience Institute participates in groundbreaking clinical trials including new investigational drugs and therapies.  Our research staff often has the opportunity to explore new therapies even before they are FDA approved. This gives us the chance to bring the latest treatments to our patients as soon as possible. We also participate with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as a Stroke-net Satellite site. As our research continues to grow, we look forward to providing additional treatment options to our patients when other therapies have failed to manage their conditions in the past.

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention

With some types of headaches, such as migraines, paying attention to what you eat and drink can help you identify what triggers them. Once you know your triggers, avoiding them can reduce the incidence of your headaches. Not all headaches are this simple to manage. If you have chronic and debilitating headaches, see your doctor for an evaluation.