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Upstate Headache Center

Headache and Migraine Service
Upstate Bone and Joint Center
Suite 305
6620 Fly Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
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Phone: 315 464-3938
Fax: 315 464-5359

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.

Conditions treated at the Upstate Headache Center:

  • 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 at The Center:

  • 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.


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


Meet Our Team

Co-Medical Directors

Awss Zidan, MD

Awss A Zidan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology


Ioana Medrea, MD

Ioana Medrea, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology

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; Dizziness and Vertigo; Headaches; more

Awss A Zidan, MD
Awss A Zidan, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Pain Medicine; Neurology