Biography

Jessica Kiarashi, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in treating migraine headaches and reducing health care disparities.

Dr. Kiarashi earned her medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in headache medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.

Certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. She is a member of the Neurology Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

In addition, Dr. Kiarashi is an active member of the American Headache Society (AHS). In 2019, she was inducted into the AHS Emerging Leaders Program, and in 2020 she was appointed Chair of the Underserved Populations in the society’s Headache Medicine Section. She is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a recipient of its Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Award.

She has delivered several presentations and published numerous academic articles related to her areas of expertise.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (2010-2014)
  • Internship - Montefiore Medical Center (2014-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2015-2018), Neurology
  • Fellowship - Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2018-2019), Headache Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Headache Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
Honors & Awards
  • Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Award 2021, American Academy of Neurology
  • Chair of Underserved Populations in Headache Medicine Section 2020, American Headache Society
  • Emerging Leaders Program 2019, American Headache Society
  • Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship 2019, American Headache Society
  • Resident Teaching of Medical Students Award 2018, Montefiore Neurology Department
  • Neurology Chief Resident 2017-2018, Montefiore Neurology Department
  • Internal Medicine “Intern of the Year” Award 2014-2015, Montefiore Medicine Department
Books & Publications
Research
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Health care disparities and underserved populations

Clinical Focus

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Health care disparities and underserved populations

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