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Amy Gelfand


Pediatric neurologist
Headache specialist
Mother of three and chicken farmer

Dr. Amy Gelfand is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating children with a variety of headache disorders, as well as those with childhood periodic syndromes (such as abdominal migraine), which may be precursors to migraine headache later in life. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of pediatric migraine and childhood periodic syndromes.

Gelfand received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at UCSF.

Gelfand has received a teaching award from the UCSF pediatric residency program and writing awards from the medical journal Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and American Headache Society.

  • Education

    Harvard School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, 2011

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Migraines can steal days – even years – that should have been spent in normal, happy childhood and adolescence. My goal is to minimize the impact.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Responding With Evidence and Access for Childhood Headaches

    This outcome measures whether there is a 50% reduction in the number of headaches days based on a self reported daily headache diary, per 28-day period, between the two arms.


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