Headache Center

The GW Medical Faculty Associates Headache Center was established in July 2015 with the mission to provide the D.C. area with expert headache services. We treat patients with all types of headache disorders, using a multi-faceted and personalized approach. In addition, we engage in research to advance the understanding of headaches and develop new/improved treatments. 

To learn more about our mission and approach to headache management, please see our Mission Statement

Meet Our Providers

Amanda Michael, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Co-Director of Headache Center

John Rothrock, MD
Professor of Neurology
Vice Chair
Co-Director of the Headache Center

Renee Tweneboah-Koduah, DNP

Nurse Practitioner

Guinevere Que, NP

Nurse Practitioner 

New Patients

Welcome to the GW-MFA Headache Center! We are excited to work with you to (1) diagnose your underlying headache disorder(s), (2) understand the impact your headaches have on your daily life and (3) develop an individualized treatment plan to improve the frequency and severity of your headaches, thus limiting/eliminating disability. We are devoted to empowering our patients, by emphasizing their active role in the management of their headache disorder(s).

Headaches can be disabling and complex. We use a multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best results. This can include:

  • Patient education
  • Physical therapy
  • Biofeedback and relaxation techniques
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications to manage pain
  • Procedures (Botox, nerve blocks) to manage pain
  • Access to new treatments via participation in research protocols
  • Access to acute IV migraine therapy in our Headache Rescue Room

To make your first visit as efficient as possible, please fill out and bring the Patient Questionnaire to your first visit. If you have a referral, please bring it with you to your appointment. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so we can maximize the amount of time we spend with you during your visit.

We believe in a strong patient-provider alliance, where we work as a team to regain control over your headaches. We look forward to working with you to alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life.

Our Locations

Awards See All

The GW Medical Faculty Associates - AANEM EDX Lab Accreditation
AANEM EDX Lab Accreditation

Exemplary Status

The GW Medical Faculty Associates - Certified ALS Center Program
Certified ALS Center Program
The GW Medical Faculty Associates - Comprehensive Stroke Center
Comprehensive Stroke Center

Advanced Certification

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