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Pediatric Headache Medicine

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Closing date
May 16, 2023

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Headache Medicine

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seeking a board-certified/eligible pediatrician with headache treatment experience or a neurologist with a focus in headache medicine to join our multidisciplinary Headache Section. Our division is committed to clinical excellence, education and research and is continuing to grow. We are looking for a candidate who wants to spend time with patients, communicates well and embraces patient and family centered care philosophy. Preference is given to applicants who have completed a Headache Medicine Fellowship or have UCNS certification in Headache Medicine.

Our headache program consists of 2 UCNS board-certified headache medicine neurologists, one UCNS board-certified headache pediatrician, 5 headache APRNs and two pain psychologists. We also have an accredited Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. Together we see over 8,000 children a year in a timely manner with comprehensive services.

Our treatment plans are tailored to fit the various needs of our patients and includes a one-of-a-kind urgent care specifically for headaches, medication management, procedural interventions, biofeedback, massage therapy, acupuncture, neurostimulation devices, psychology support, and hypnosis. Two of our providers are board-certified in advanced medical acupuncture. Acupuncture is in high demand amongst our patients, has now been expanded to our emergency room, and offers novel research opportunities.   Our Headache Section research program is also robust with pediatric clinical trials.  Our investigator-initiated research projects frequently result in external funding, national presentations, and publications. In addition, all our headache patients are entered into a migraine research database which increases future opportunities for research.  

The duties of this position are primarily clinical although there is flexibility based on applicant’s history and future career interests.

The successful applicant must share our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, collegiality, antiracism, and respect for inclusion of individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and CV to:

Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in ten specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Children’s Mercy Hospital virtually at

For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit

Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district.  Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career. For more information about activities in Kansas City go to


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Ahmed Abdelmoity, MD, FAAP, FAES | Vice President, Clinical Access

Melva Dessenko O’Donnell Endowed Chair in Neurology

Professor of Pediatrics UMKC

Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Division Director, Neurology

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

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2401 Gillham Road | Kansas City, MO 64108


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