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Maggie Waung

MD PhD

Neurologist
Headache scientist and dog lover

Dr. Maggie Waung is a neurologist who specializes in caring for patients with headache and other chronic pain disorders.

To understand how patients develop persistent, recurring and debilitating headaches, Waung studies pain processing in the brain. Her research uses optogenetics, a cutting-edge method of manipulating light-sensitive proteins to reveal nerve cell function. In addition to illuminating the causes of migraines, the goal is to develop better, targeted therapies.

Waung earned her medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency in neurology at UCSF.

Waung is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

  • Education

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2010

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, PhD, Neuroscience, 2010

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Neurology, 2014

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Headache is a serious and undertreated illness. My passions are helping patients in the clinic and tackling this complex disorder in the lab.

Headache Center

2330 Post St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Neurology Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403

My reviews

4.9

Overall Experience
30 Reviews
Care provider Dr. Maggie Waung was very attentive and followed up with questions to my symptoms to help frame a well thought out plan.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
30 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
30 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
30 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
29 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
35 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
25 Reviews

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