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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
Education:
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.
Certifications
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 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

Becky Upham: Causes and Risk Factors of Migraine. Everyday Health Newsletter November 2020.

Charleston L 4th, Spears RC: Equity of African American Men in Headache in the United States: A Perspective from African American Headache Specialists (Part 2). Headache November 2020.

Charleston L 4th, Spears RC, Flippen C 2nd: Equity of African American Men in Headache in the United States: A Perspective from African American Headache Specialists (Part 1). Headache November 2020.

Korin Miller: Can Doing Yoga Really Help Migraine? Shape Magazine May 2020.

Roderick C. Spears, M.D.: Neurology Care in the Community, Penn Medicine. iHeart Radio, Penn Medicine Physician Interviews Podcast April 2020.

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.

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Last updated: 10/11/2021
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