Dr. Lauren Doyle Strauss
Dr. Strauss is a Child Neurologist in Winston Salem, NC and is affiliated with Brenner Children's Hospital and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She received her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, trained in child neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital and headache medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Strauss’s work as a pediatric neurologist centers on improving the lives of children with headache disorders through educating patients, parents and other healthcare professionals.
Dr. Rebecca Erwin Wells
Dr. Wells is an expert in Headache Medicine and Integrative Medicine, having completed fellowships in both specialties through Harvard Medical School. She has NIH funding to research mind-body interventions for migraine relief, evaluating the efficacy and mechanisms of mindfulness for migraine. Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina, where she founded and directs their Comprehensive Headache Program and serves as an Associate Director of Clinical Research at their Center for Integrative Medicine. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with highest honors, Brody School of Medicine-East Carolina University, and Harvard School of Public Health where she obtained her Master’s in Public Health. She completed Internship and Neurology residency at University of Virginia. She has been a “Best Doctor of America” since 2015, serves as Treasurer of the Southern Headache Society, and has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society. Her research receives frequent media attention, including interviews with Time magazine, NPR, BBC News, Boston Globe, and Prevention magazine. She has published many articles and presented frequently to national audiences as an expert in headache, mind/body, and integrative medicine.
Nauman Tariq, MD
Dr. Tariq is board certified in neurology and headache medicine. He specializes in migraines, cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, chronic post-traumatic headaches, cervicogenic headaches, and orofacial pain.
In addition, Dr. Tariq specializes in dizziness, headaches during pregnancy, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, spontaneous intracranial hypotension (CSF leak headaches), nerve blocks and botulinum toxin procedures for headaches and facial pain.
He currently serves as the director of the Headache and Facial Pain program at Atrium Health and formerly served as the director of the Headache Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Tariq is currently involved in research focusing on trans-nasal dehumidified air therapy for migraine.
Dr. Tariq received his medical degree at the National University of Sciences and Technology. He completed a residency at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading and traveling.
Angel is a spoonie, musician, and patient advocate from Dobson, North Carolina whose journey with chronic illnesses - migraine in particular - began when she was nine years old. Angel’s original career dream was to become a neurologist or neurosurgeon. In spite of worsening migraines, she was able to graduate as valedictorian of her high school and was accepted as a Donald B. Plott Scholar at Davidson College with the goal of majoring in music while participating in the Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program. Unfortunately, her migraines transitioned into chronic, near-daily migraines during her time there, and due to her declining health, she was forced to withdraw at the end of her sophomore year and was unable to complete her degree. Ironically, the would-be doctor became someone in need of doctors herself.
The majority of Angel’s twenties was spent learning how to cope with her chronic health issues. In 2015 she began to document her daily life as a young person struggling with chronic illness on Instagram, and through her online advocacy she learned how to advocate for her own medical care. She is currently transitioning from disability to online content creation as a freelance pianist, producer, and composer. Her life is not what she originally imagined it to be, but she is learning how to be content with small victories in the present moment.
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