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Brinder Vij, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Division Director for Headache

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Pain Medicine )
  • Fellowship : Beth Israel Medical Center (Hospice & Palliative care Medicine)
  • Fellowship: NorthShore (Northwell) LIJ Health System (Geriatric Medicine)
  • Residency: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency : M.P.Shah Medical College & Hospital (Internal Medicine)
  • Bachelor's Degree: M.P. Shah Medical College & Hospital, Jamnagar.Gujrat India (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 2009-08-20) - (Recertification Date: 2020-11-05)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Pain Medicine) (Certification Date: 2012-08-18)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 2014-10-31)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (Certification Date: 2010-11-03) - (Recertification Date: 2023-01-01)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Care) (Certification Date: 2012-10-04) - (Recertification Date: 2023-01-01)


Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pain Medicine

Contact Information

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

Occipital Neuralgia (ON)

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

Peer Reviewed Publications

Berk, Thomas; Ashina, Sait; Martin, Vincent; Newman, Lawrence; Vij, Brinder 2018. Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66 12, 2408-2416

Martin, Vincent T; Vij, Brinder 2016. Diet and Headache: Part 1. Headache, 56 9, 1543-1552

Martin, Vincent T; Vij, Brinder 2016. Diet and Headache: Part 2. Headache, 56 9, 1553-1562

Ali, Ashhar; Kriegler, Jennifer; Tepper, Stewart; Vij, Brinder . New Daily Persistent Headache and OnabotulinumtoxinA Therapy. Clinical neuropharmacology, 42 1, 1-3

Brinder Vij, MD, Mary O. Whipple, BSN, RN, CCRP, Stewart J. Tepper, MD, Arya B. Mohabbat, MD, Mark Stillman, MD, Ann Vincent, MD . Frequency of Migraine Headaches in Patients with Fibromyalgia Headache (The Journal of Head and Face Pain), ,

Garg, Shuchita; Vij, Malti; Edward, Neeraj; Vij, Brinder . Erenumab: A novel calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist developed specifically for migraine prevention. Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, 36 1, 104-109

Abstract Publications

Huffman KL1, Rush TE, Fan Y, Sweis GW, Vij B, Covington EC, Scheman J, Mathews M. 03-2017. Sustained improvements in pain, mood, function and opioid use post interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation in patients weaned from high and low dose chronic opioid therapy. Pain, ,

Tariq N, Estemalik E, Vij B, Kriegler JS, Tepper SJ, Stillman MJ . Long Term outcomes and Clinical Characteristics of Hypnic Headache Syndrome:-40 patient series from a tertiary referral center. Headache , April 2016 ,