Director of Headache Research
The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Ctr
301 Bldg, Suite 2100
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Dr. B. Lee Peterlin is the Director of Headache Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Peterlin completed her neurology residency and a neurophysiology fellowship at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She then completed a headache fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
Dr. Peterlin’s research interest has focused on factors that influence the onset and progression of migraine headaches. In particular her work focuses on the impact of hypothalamically mediated Comorbidities, (in particular obesity,) on migraine and the mechanisms for such associations. She was awarded the 2009 National Headache Foundation lectureship for her work in regards to the association between obesity and migraine. She is a member of both the American and International Headache Societies (AHS/IHS) and is the immediate past chair of the Women’s Special Interest Section of the AHS. Dr. Peterlin also served as a member of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Common Data Elements Headache Working Group, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology’s Headache & Facial Pain Working Group. She has published multiple articles on headache, co-edited a handbook for primary care physicians on menstrually-related migraine and is an associate editor for the journal “Headache”.
Dr. Peterlin currently sees patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays.