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Roderick Spears, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Regional Medical Director of Neurology, Penn Specialty Practice, UPHS
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Penn Medicine Valley Forge
1001 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Berwyn, PA 19312
Office: 610-576-7700
Fax: 610-576-7705
BS (Physiology)
Michigan State University, 1993.
MD (Medicine)
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1999.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, 1999-2000.
Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2000-2003.
Headache/Facial Pain Fellowship, The Headache Institute at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Center New York, NY, 2003-2004.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 2010.
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Headache Medicine

Headache and Facial Pain Medical Management including during pregnancy
Botox injections for Migraine
Occipital Nerve blocks and Trigger Point injections
Infusions for Headache

Selected Publications

Gwen Coverdale: Quality Neurological Care without the Commute. Penn Neurology Advances/Penn Neurosciences 2: 1, January 2020.

Roderick Spears: It's About Time. The Pulse/ WHYY radio November 2019.

Ilene Raymond Rush: Brain Pain: Migraines affect how the brain processes pain, light, sound, and smell. Costco Connection. Tim Talevich (eds.). Sandy Torrey, Page: 85, October 2018.

AAN News staff: Participant Credits Diversity Leadership Program with Reducing Burnout, More. AAN News, Publication of the American Academy of Neurology. Tim Streeter (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health/Medical Research, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 32(9): 26, September 2018.

Jacob Williamson-Rea: Ice Cream Ailments. Penn Today Newsletter July 2018.

Ilene Raymond Rush: Migraines Plague Millions, Especially Women – Now There’s New Hope Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com 2017.

Alaina Tedesco: Novel Agent prevents Chronic Migraine in trial. Healio.com 2017.

Spears Roderick C: Low-pressure/spinal fluid leak headache. Current pain and headache reports 18(6): 425, Jun 2014.

Spears Roderick C: Is gabapentin an effective treatment choice for hemicrania continua? The journal of headache and pain 10(4): 271-5, Aug 2009.

Tepper Stewart J, Spears Roderick C: Acute treatment of migraine. Neurologic clinics 27(2): 417-27, May 2009.

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