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Amy Gelfand, M.D.

Pediatric neurologist

Dr. Amy Gelfand is a child neurologist at the UCSF Headache Center. She specializes in diagnosing and treating children who suffer from a variety of headache disorders, as well as children with childhood periodic syndromes such as abdominal migraine that may be prescursors to migraine headache later in life. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of pediatric migraine and childhood periodic syndromes.

Gelfand received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, she completed a residency in pediatrics and residency in child neurology at UCSF. She is an assistant professor of neurology at UCSF.

She is the recipient of a teaching award from the UCSF Pediatrics Residents and writing awards from the Resident and Fellows Section of the medical journal, Neurology. Gelfand is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society and American Headache Society.

Clinics

Headache Center
2330 Post St, 6th floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-8393
Fax: (415) 353-9539

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Amy Gelfand

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 2006

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gelfand AA, Goadsby PJ. Medication overuse in children and adolescents. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2014 Jul; 18(7):428.
  2. Gelfand AA, Goadsby PJ, Allen IE. The relationship between migraine and infant colic: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cephalalgia. 2014 May 22.
  3. Young-Lin N, Shalev S, Glenn OA, Gardner M, Lee C, Wynshaw-Boris A, Gelfand AA. Teaching NeuroImages: Infant with glutaric aciduria type 1 presenting with infantile spasms and hypsarrhythmia. Neurology. 2013 Dec 10; 81(24):e182-3.
  4. Gelfand AA, Reider AC, Goadsby PJ. Outcomes of greater occipital nerve injections in pediatric patients with chronic primary headache disorders. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Feb; 50(2):135-9.
  5. Gelfand AA. Childhood migraine is associated with a history of infantile colic. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):922-3.
  6. Gelfand AA, Reider AC, Goadsby PJ. Cranial autonomic symptoms in pediatric migraine are the rule, not the exception. Neurology. 2013 Jul 30; 81(5):431-6.
  7. Gelfand AA. Migraine and childhood periodic syndromes in children and adolescents. Curr Opin Neurol. 2013 Jun; 26(3):262-8.
  8. Gelfand AA, Croen LA, Torres AR, Wu YW. Genetic risk factors for perinatal arterial ischemic stroke. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Jan; 48(1):36-41.
  9. Gelfand AA, Goadsby PJ. Treatment of pediatric migraine in the emergency room. Pediatr Neurol. 2012 Oct; 47(4):233-41.
  10. Gelfand AA, Thomas KC, Goadsby PJ. Before the headache: infant colic as an early life expression of migraine. Neurology. 2012 Sep 25; 79(13):1392-6.
  11. Gelfand AA, Goadsby PJ. Primary sex headache in adolescents. Pediatrics. 2012 Aug; 130(2):e439-41.
  12. Gelfand AA, Gelfand JM, Prabakhar P, Goadsby PJ. Ophthalmoplegic "migraine" or recurrent ophthalmoplegic cranial neuropathy: new cases and a systematic review. J Child Neurol. 2012 Jun; 27(6):759-66.
  13. Wu YW, Croen LA, Vanderwerf A, Gelfand AA, Torres AR. Candidate genes and risk for CP: a population-based study. Pediatr Res. 2011 Dec; 70(6):642-6.
  14. Pham CB, Kratz JR, Jelin AC, Gelfand AA. Child neurology: Brachial plexus birth injury: what every neurologist needs to know. Neurology. 2011 Aug 16; 77(7):695-7.
  15. Gelfand AA, Sznewajs A, Glass HC, Jelin AC, Sherr EH. Clinical Reasoning: An encephalopathic 3-day-old infant. Neurology. 2011 Jul 5; 77(1):e1-5.
  16. Gelfand AA. Right brain: we were all once "fixed and dilated". Neurology. 2010 Nov 16; 75(20):1851-2.
  17. Gelfand AA, Fullerton HJ, Goadsby PJ. Child neurology: Migraine with aura in children. Neurology. 2010 Aug 3; 75(5):e16-9.
  18. Gelfand AA, Josephson SA. Substantial radiation exposure for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2011 Mar-Apr; 20(2):131-3.
  19. Gelfand AA. A piece of my mind. Triggers. JAMA. 2006 Sep 13; 296(10):1211-2.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.