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The Headache Center

The Johns Hopkins Headache Center is committed to headache research and providing individualized care to select patients with headaches or facial pain disorders. 

Our main goal at the Johns Hopkins Headache Center is to investigate causes and therapies and provide interventions that can improve our patients’ quality of life.

Mary Catherine Derin

A New Look at Life

Packing for her 2017 anniversary trip to Mexico gave Mary Catherine Derin a migraine -- or so she thought. It wasn't until she passed out on the plane that she realized there might be more to the story. Mary Catherine ended up at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where Johns Hopkins neurologist Aruna Rao, M.D. made a surprising discovery. Read her story.


 

Taking Headaches Seriously

Although most headaches are not life threatening and cannot be identified from a brain scan or blood test, we take them seriously.

Headaches may cause substantial discomfort, and may severely affect an individual’s ability to perform at work or at school, enjoy family and social events or even carry on normal daily activities. 

Our team of experts collaborates to diagnose and provide pain management for primary headaches such as migraines as well as those caused by underlying medical conditions that may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. 

Learn more about our team.

The Johns Hopkins Headache Center is conveniently located at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterWe are currently accepting new adult and pediatric patients. Call 410-550-5624 and choose option 1, then option 6.

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Maryland Patients

If you have questions or want to request an appointment,
call 410-550-5624, option 1 then option 6.

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

 

Traveling for Care?

Whether you're crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Outside of Maryland (toll free)
410-464-6713

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International Patients
+1-410-502-7683

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