Christopher Oakley, M.D.

Christopher Brandon Oakley, M.D.

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  • Co-director, Johns Hopkins Headache Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology


Headache, Migraine, Neurology, Pediatric Headaches, Pediatric Neurology more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-4259
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-8073

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-4259
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-5624

Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5437
820 Best Gate Road
Suite 2D
Annapolis, MD 21401 map
Phone: 443-997-5437


As Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dr. Oakley sees patients with a variety of general pediatric neurological issues, but he focuses his clinical efforts primarily on the treatment of pediatric and adolescent headaches. He is the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Headache Center and has established the Pediatric Headache Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to better serve children and adolescents with these common and potentially disabling conditions.

A long standing migraine suffer himself, Dr. Oakley is a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the National Headache Foundation. He lectures frequently to the general public and healthcare providers on a multitude of pediatric neurology topics but focuses on migraine and other childhood headaches, as this is his primary clinical focus. more


  • Co-director, Johns Hopkins Headache Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Eastern Virginia Medical School (2005)


  • Pediatrics; Childrens Hospital of the King's Daughters (2008)
  • Pediatric Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Pediatric-Neurology/Special Child Neuro) (2012)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Headache Society
  • Child Neurology Society
  • National Headache Foundation

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Migraines sideline kids and teens, new guidance looks at school and life stress, Today Show (08/21/2019)

Recorded Seminar - "Headaches In Children: What Parents Need to Know" (April 2013)

Out of the Darkness: The Pediatric Headache Center returns a teen to life's everyday joys, Johns Hopkins Bayview Health and Wellness News (10/7/2013)

Treating Headaches in the Youngest of Patients, NeuroLogic (Spring 2013)

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