Dana Ionel

Dana Ionel, D.O.

Dana Ionel is currently a headache fellow at the University of Kentucky. She completed medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, then completed a neurology residency at the University of Kentucky where she remained for fellowship. Her interest in headache medicine started with treating veteran patients with posttraumatic headaches and chronic migraine. Dana enjoys working together with patients to develop a treatment plan that will work best for them across all walks of life and looks forward to learning how she can better advocate for those who live with invisible illnesses. 

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The Phases of a Migraine Attack – Breaking it Down

Living with migraine disease is hard! Some days, you feel normal, but on other days, you can feel down or different without knowing why, and then suddenly, you’re being caught off-guard by a migraine attack. Those who live with migraine often hear things like “It’s just a headache,” or “Why don’t you take some medicine…

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VA Fundraiser for Migraine and Headache Awareness

A VA fundraiser for migraine and headache awareness was accomplished on Saturday, November 5th, at Lexington VA Health Care System Franklin R. Sousley Campus. Dr. Dana Ionel advocated for migraine. It was an awareness-building event fundraiser for migraine and headache awareness, treatment, and education. In 2023, Dr. Ionel was a part of the ACT Now:…

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Announcing our ACT Now Superstars of 2022/2023

Miles for Migraine just completed its third advocacy training program for fellows and patients across the country called ACT Now resulting in some superstars. ACT is an acronym for Advocacy Connection Team. The training covers various topics associated with advocacy for doctors, patients, and caregivers. These participants go through a 9-month training program with monthly…

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