Patient Care

The University of Louisville Comprehensive Headache Program promotes excellence in patient care to individuals with headache and facial pain throughout the Kentuckiana region. This mission is accomplished through patient care, teaching and research. This includes the use of an in-office IV infusion suite which delivers patient care through a number of standardized headache relief medication protocols.

Clinical Research

Excellence in clinical research is accomplished in the headache program through clinical drug trials, retrospective chart review and scholarly dissemination of that information at National Headache meetings.


University of Louisville Medical students and residents are educated in the Headache program through direct patient care at University of Louisville Physicians Neurology, the faculty practice of the University of Louisville Department of Neurology. In addition to regular course offerings, specific elective rotations in Headache are offered to medical students and residents.

Program Members

Michael K. Sowell, MD is Director of the University of Louisville Comprehensive Headache Program.

Patient & Public Information

A number of patient-centered headache education websites can be found by links from this website.


For consultation or referral, please contact:

For Adults
University of Louisville Physicians Neurology

Health Care Outpatient Center

401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 510

Louisville, KY 40202

Office #: (502)-588-4800

For Children
Norton Children's Medical Group- Novak Center

Child Neurology

411 East Chestnut St., Suite 645

Louisville, KY 40202

Appointments & Referrals: 

Office #: (502) 588-3650