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Christopher Oakley, M.D.

Christopher Brandon Oakley, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Neurology


Expertise: Headache, Neurology, Pediatric Headaches, Pediatric Neurology

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Johns Hopkins 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

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-955-4259

2003 Medical Parkway
Wayson Pavilion Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401 map


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 part 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


  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School (2005)


  • Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters / Pediatrics (2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Neurology (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

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)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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