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Joseph A. Nicolas, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital
  • Bachelor of Science: University of Notre Dame (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Certification Date: 1996-04-27) - (Recertification Date: 2016-11-30)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology) (Certification Date: 1997-04-08) - (Recertification Date: 2014-05-12)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 1995-06-30) - (Recertification Date: 2014-02-03)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 2010-10-31)


Clinical Neurophysiology
Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Headaches, EMG/NCS

Clinical Interests



Atypical Facial Pain

Bell's Palsy

Botulinum Toxins

Brain Concussion

Cervicogenic Headaches

Chronic Daily Headaches

Cluster Headaches


Concussion in Athletes

Exercise Headaches

Exertional Headaches

External Compression Headaches

Facial Nerve Disease

Facial Neuralgia

Hemicrania Continua

Hypnic Headaches

Ice cream Headaches

Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial Vasospasm

Low Pressure Headaches (Intracranial Hypotension)

Medication Overuse Headaches


Migraine Disorders

Migraine with Aura

Migraine without Aura


Muscular Atrophy


Neuropathic Facial Pain

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Occipital Neuralgia (ON)

Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension)

Paroxysmal Hemicrania

Postherpetic Neuralgia

Post-Traumatic Headache

Pseudotumor Cerebri (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension)

Rebound Headache

Sex Headaches

Spinal Headaches


Tension-Type Headaches

Thunderclap Headaches

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic douloureux)

Type II Trigeminal Neuralgia

Vascular Headaches

Wernicke Encephalopathy