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Stephanie Nahas MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN

Stephanie J. Nahas MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN

Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, Assistant Director, Neurology Residency Program, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephanie Nahas received her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard in 1995. She then went to Rush Medical College where, after a brief detour to obtain a masters degree in instructional technology from the University of Southern California in 1998, she earned her MD in 2001. She completed internship at Rush followed by neurology residency then fellowship in headache medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After completing 1.5 years of fellowship training, she joined faculty and became the fellowship Program Director at the Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University in January 2007, and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology. She also is an Assistant Director for the Neurology Residency Program at Jefferson. She is a dedicated advocate for headache, having attended all but one Headache on the Hill events in Washington, DC since 2007, and now appointed Vice President of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy as of February 2018.


Dr. Nahas has received author/editor honoraria from Springer and Wolters Kluwer; she has received advising/consulting/speaking honoraria from Allergan, Amgen/Novartis, Biohaven, electroCore, Eli Lilly, Supernus, Teva, Theranica, and Zosano.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. MY APPROACH to Migraine Prevention