The Dr. John H. Kreeft Headache Clinic at University Hospital is dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with complicated headache or facial pain problems.

The Clinic participates in trials for the prevention and treatment of headache. The treatment of complicated headaches and facial pain requires a wide array of diagnostic and therapeutic measures. The initial team that assesses patients with complicated headache consists of a nurse, who reviews the patient's history and a neurologist who analyses the history with the nurse and then examines the patient and then with the patient agrees upon an initial diagnostic and therapeutic plan.

Training Opportunities


During scheduled academic half-days, neurology residents will study primary headache syndromes including migraine, cluster, tension and less common headache syndromes such as IIH, intracranial hypotension, SUNCT, post-concussive etc. 

Learn more about CNS Residency programs.

Research Opportunities

If you are interested in conducting cerebrovascular research or are interested in assisting in ongoing research by our faculty, visit their bio pages for information on their specific research interests and how to get in touch.

Recent Headache Publications

Wolf A, Goncalves S, Salehi F, Bird J, Cooper P, Van Uum S, Lee DH, Rotenberg BW, Duggal N. Quantitative evaluation of headache severity before and after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma. J Neurosurg. 2016 Jun;124(6):1627-33. doi: 10.3171/2015.5.JNS1576. Epub 2015 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 26495954.

Gladstone J, Cooper PE. Migraine in Canada… we can and should do better. Can J Neurol Sci. 2010 Sep;37(5):553-4. PubMed PMID: 21059496.

Cooper PE. Migraine and chronic daily headache--we could be doing better. Can J Neurol Sci. 2008 Mar;35(1):2-3. PubMed PMID: 18380271.