Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Westport Headache Institute

Deena E. Kuruvilla, M.D., is a board certified neurologist, headache specialist and Director of the Westport Headache Institute. She has served as assistant professor and associate program director for the Headache fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine and is a medical advisor for Healthline. 

Dr. Kuruvilla completed her medical internship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Subsequently, she completed her Neurology residency at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she was chief resident. She went on to complete a fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Montefiore Headache Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Kuruvilla has published research on medical devices, complementary and integrative medicine, procedural approaches for the treatment of headache disorders and headache in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. She is the former chair of the complementary and integrative medicine section and current chair of the women's health section of the American headache society. 

Dr. Kuruvilla’s research and clinical work has been widely featured in the press, including Prevention Magazine, the Food Network, Neurology Today, the Hartford Courant, and the Wall Street Journal.  


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