Dr. Amy Gelfand is a board-certified child neurologist and Director of Pediatric Headache at UCSF. 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 precursors to migraine headache later in life. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment 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, then subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric headache 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, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.
She is the Principal Investigator of the BRAiN-M Study (Bringing Relief to Adolescents Naturally using Melatonin): http://brain-m.ucsf.edu.