The Headache Clinics: The Headache Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Headache Center is part of the the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The Headache Center was established in 1992 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, by Robert Kaniecki, MD, and was moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. The following is based on an interview with Doctor Robert Kaniecki. In addition to serving as Founder and Director of The Headache Center at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh. Continue Reading

Robert G. Kaniecki, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh Headache Center

University Center

120 Lytton Ave., Suite 3

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-647-9494

Certified: Yes (UCNS – 2007)


  • Links to information on healthcare providers who treat headaches are available as a service to headache suffers and their families. NHF does not endorse nor make any representations regarding any individual healthcare provider.
  • CAQ – Awarded Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Headache Foundation.
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) – Headache Medicine is a subspecialty of neurology, and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of head and face pain. Patients affected by headache and face pain may seek help from multiple specialty areas, including primary care (family practice, general internal medicine) and specialty care including but not restricted to neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oromaxillofacial surgery, and psychiatry. For headache and face pain, the practitioner of Headache Medicine is often the principal care physician, and may render all levels of care commensurate with his or her training.