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Upstate Headache Center

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Headache accounts for 1 in 10 primary care visits, and is one of the most common reasons for seeing a neurologist.

SUNY Upstate Medical University recognized the need for a dedicated comprehensive headache center to provide the optimum care for headache patients in our community. Upstate Headache Center is a state-of-art facility, specifically designed and built in keeping with the special needs of our patients.

Upstate Headache Center provides comprehensive care for patients with head and face pain. We utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure we address all aspects of head and face pain; neurological, musculoskeletal and psychological.


Upstate Headache Center accepts referrals from primary care physicians and other providers. To expedite referral review, please including main pain problem, medical history, present medications, previous work-up and insurance/contact information 

Upstate Neurological Institute

Upstate Neurological Institute is a multidisciplinary team of experts providing the best in patient care and treatment options—and leading the region in advances for patient care, medical education and research in neuroscience.

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Conditions and Services

Conditions Treated

  • Migraine
  • Tension Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Other primary headaches such as thunderclap headache, cough headache and others.
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Medication overuse headache
  • Cervicogenic headache and occipital neuralgia
  • TMJ-related headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Other head and face pain disorders

Services Provided

  • Evaluation by neurologists specialized in headache and pain management
  • Infusion services for certain headache medications that are administered via veins whether on routine basis, such as Eptinezumab (Vyepti ®) or for urgent rescue of severe headaches such Dihydroergotamine (DHE), Methyl-prednisolone, Magnesium infusions and others.
  • OnabotuminiumtoxinA (Botox®) injections for chronic migraine
  • Cranial blocks such as occipital nerve blocks
  • Cranial nerve stimulation such as occipital nerve stimulators
  • Neck blocks such as cervical facet injections, radiofrequency ablation, cervical epidural injections and trigger point injections.

Our Team

  • Board certified and fellowship trained doctors.
  • APPs
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Administrators 

Our Providers

Stephanie M Garland, NP
Stephanie M Garland, NP
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Headaches

Rosamma Joseph, MD
Rosamma Joseph, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Headaches; Migraine Headache; Botox Injections for Migraine; Nerve Block for Migraine; more

Ioana Medrea, MD, MSc
Ioana Medrea, MD, MSc
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Cluster Headaches; Headaches; Migraine Headache; Migraine Headache; Neuralgias; more

Luis J Mejico, MD
Luis J Mejico, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neurotology; Neuroophthalmology; Brain Tumor; Headaches; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); more

Our Location

Headache and Migraine Service
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 305
6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
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Phone: 315 464-5345
Fax: 315 464-5359
Hours:Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm