Founding Members and Board

Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, RPh, FAHS

Dr. Joshi received his B.Pharm degree in Pharmacy at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in New York, N.Y. Dr. Joshi received his M.D. and M.P.H. at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his Neurology Residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY. Dr. Joshi then joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, John R.Graham Headache Center in Boston, MA for a Fellowship in Headache Medicine, where he was also an Instructor of Neuroscience at the Harvard Medical School. He is Board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. Some of his clinical interests include the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias such as cluster headaches and migraine with aura in women. He is also a member of several professional medical societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society. He is actively involved with mentorship and education with his academic societies. His clinical practice affiliation is with Community Neuroscience Services, Westborough, MA.

Deborah Reed, MD, FAHS

Deborah Reed, MD, FAHS, specializes in the field of headache medicine at University Hospitals. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology and Director of the Headache Program at Case Western University- University Hospitals of Cleveland.

She received her BS from UCLA in kinesiology with honors. Dr. Reed graduated from Creighton University with an MD and completed her neurology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

She treats head and neck pain in her outpatient clinics with medications, neurostimulators, infusions and procedures.

She sees patients with residents in her clinic, teaches resident Botox injections for chronic migraines, and has multiple research projects with current residents. Residents have had opportunities to travel to national and international meetings with these projects.

Dr. Reed is a co-founder of the Great Lakes Regional Headache Society, which hosts an annual symposium highlighting thought leaders in the great lakes area. It is also responsible for pre-courses at the national meeting.

MaryAnn Mays, MD

MaryAnn Mays, MD, is a Staff neurologist in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Her primary role is within the Headache Section within the Center for Neurological Restoration. She began her position at Cleveland Clinic in 1998 as a neurologist and has served as Program Director for the Neurology Residency Program since 2005. She serves on several educational and administrative committees at the Cleveland Clinic as well as the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

After earning a medical degree at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Dr. Mays completed her neurology residency training at the Cleveland Clinic and was appointed Chief Resident in her final year of training. Following her residency, she completed a year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/EMG and neuromuscular disease. Dr. Mays is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certifications in clinical neurophysiology. She is also certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties with a subspecialty certification in Headache Medicine.

Her clinical and scholarly interests include many areas of neurology, but particularly the management of headache disorders and facial pain. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Mays also interested in educational scholarship, peer coaching, and clinical research. She has a number of journal publications and has written several book chapters on headache disorders.

Board Members

Carrie (Beth) Robertson, MD

Carrie (Beth) Robertson, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed Neurology residency at Mayo Clinic and is fellowship trained both in Headache Medicine and in Peripheral Nerve medicine/pathology. Dr. Robertson specializes in painful cranial neuralgias/neuropathies and is the leading neurologist in the Facial Reanimation Clinic and Face Transplant team at Mayo Clinic. Her research interests include atypical headache disorders, management of neuralgic pain, surgical management of neuropathy, and unusual aura presentations.  She also has a special interest in visual snow/visual snow syndrome and works closely with Neuro-ophthalmology and Optometry to provide multidisciplinary care to these patients.

Trupti Gokani, MD

Dr. Gokani graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois with degrees in Economics & Biology. She later earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her training in Neurology, was Chief Resident, and pursued additional post-doctoral training and certification as a Master Clinical Psychopharmacologist through the Neuroscience Education Institute. Her early bout with insomnia in medical school led her down a path of studying eastern forms of healing, specifically Ayurveda, for twenty-five years. She initially pursued formal training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. At that time she joined forces with another integrative practitioner and started an integrative wellness center. During this time she managed a team of practitioners ranging from massage therapists and nutritionists to acupuncturists and physical therapists. Dr. Gokani became certified in IV Nutritional Therapy and offered this therapy as a bridge for those struggling to restore energy, vitality, and reduce pain. At this time started practicing Transcendental Meditation in hopes to share this wisdom with her patients. During this contemplative time, she felt a draw to further study the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Due to her early exposure and personal transformation with this science, she decided to become certified in Ayurveda. She thus completed certification as an Ayurvedic Wellness & Nutrition Counselor through Kerala Academy. She then later pursued additional advanced training in Ayurveda through the Maharishi Health Professional Ayurveda Practitioner Program in conjunction with Scripps Hospital. In addition to these certifications, she trained in Pranic Healing and Chakra analysis to further pursue the mind. Her passion for understanding the physical-mental-emotional-spiritual connection to health led her to delve deeper into NLP training.