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Capital Health Welcomes New Director of Comprehensive Headache Center

Dwayne O. Brown, DO, PhD

Capital Health recently welcomed Dr. Dwayne Brown, a board certified and fellowship trained neurologist, to its Capital Institute for Neurosciences as director of its Comprehensive Headache Center. In his new role, Dr. Brown leads the Center’s multidisciplinary approach to patients and offers a variety of services to treat migraine headache, tension headache, cluster headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, CSF leak headache, high-pressure headache, facial pain and various secondary headache conditions. In addition, Dr. Brown offers procedures such as Botox for migraine, trigger point injections and nerve blocks.

“Over the past few years, Capital Health has steadily added new specialists to its broader neurosciences program,” said Dr. Joshua Eisenberg, chief medical officer of the Capital Health Medical Group. “We welcome Dr. Brown’s significant expertise to our Capital Institute for Neurosciences and making specialized care for those who are suffering from headache conditions available here in a very convenient environment.”

Board certified in neurology, Dr. Brown completed his headache and facial pain fellowship training at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. He earned his medical degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia and completed his residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as chief neurology resident. He also earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmacology from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.      

“I am extremely pleased to join Capital Health and the Capital Institute for Neurosciences,” said Dr. Brown. “Capital Health has a reputation for providing a very high level of neuroscience care, and I look forward to being a part of its continued growth.”

Dr. Brown’s research has been published in national and international publications, including Neurology, Neurotoxicity Research, The Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Neuroscience Letters and Neurochemistry International. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Society for Neuroscience, American Association of Neurology and the American Headache Society.

Dr. Brown is now seeing patients in the Capital Institute for Neurosciences office in the medical office building attached to Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell (Suite 456). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown, call 609.537.7300 or visit capitalneuro.org for more information.

About Capital Institute for Neurosciences

Capital Health’s Comprehensive Headache Center is part of Capital Institute for Neurosciences, which provides the most advanced neuroscience care and treatments for conditions such as stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations, carotid artery disease, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, brain and spine trauma, and complex spine care. Surgical services include neuroendovascular surgery, neurovascular surgery, microsurgery, brain tumor and skull base surgery, as well as advanced spine surgery. Capital Health’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center also operates a Mobile Stroke Unit, the first unit of its kind to go live in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.

At the Comprehensive Headache Center, the Institute offers a multidisciplinary approach for patients suffering from various types of headaches including primary headaches such as migraines, cluster and tension-type headaches, as well as headaches which may indicate more serious, underlying conditions. Using a variety of pain assessment and diagnostic tools when needed, our team, led by Dr. Dwayne Brown, will first diagnose the type of headache and any underlying cause. They will then work with patients and their referring clinicians to identify the best way to treat the headache. In addition to the therapies offered by Dr. Brown, the Center also offers the services of a clinical psychologist and a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation who provide a comprehensive treatment plan to best provide relief.