Medical Advisor

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Dr. Deena E. Kuruvilla is a board certified neurologist, headache specialist, and director of the Westport Headache Institute. She has served as assistant professor and associate program director for the headache fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Kuruvilla completed her medical internship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Subsequently, she completed her neurology residency at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she was chief resident. She went on to complete a fellowship in headache and facial pain at Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

She has conducted research studies on medical devices, complementary and integrative medicine, and procedural approaches for the treatment of headache disorders. The former chair of the complementary and integrative medicine section and current chair of the women’s health section of the American Headache Society, Dr. Kuruvilla has also been an invited reviewer and author for many peer-reviewed publications including Headache, Cephalalgia, JAMA, and BMJ.

Dr. Kuruvilla’s research and clinical work has been widely featured in the press, including Prevention Magazine, Neurology Today, the Hartford Courant, and The Wall Street Journal.


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