Maggie Waung

MD PhD

Director, Neurology Complex Diagnosis Clinic
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.

Treatments I provide

As a general neurologist, I provide a broad spectrum of neurological care and work closely with my colleagues in neurology subspecialties. I evaluate and treat most neurologic conditions, including vertigo, headache, numbness, tingling, weakness and episodic disorders.

Clinics I work with

Headache Center

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

General Neurology Clinic

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

Neurology Complex Diagnosis Clinic

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building

1651 Fourth St., First Floor, Suite 112
San Francisco, CA 94158

Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic

See our Bay Area locations for neurology and neurosurgery and learn about the clinic.

San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care

1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403

My reviews

4.8

Overall Experience
75 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
75 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
73 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
73 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
72 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
82 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
64 Reviews

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