Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS

Carolyn Bernstein MD FAHS is a neurologist specializing in Headache Medicine. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, she interned at Boston City Hospital. She did her postgraduate training at Boston City Hospital and New England Medical Center, and is board certified in neurology and headache medicine.

Dr. Bernstein has won Harvard Medical School awards for teaching and for humanism in medicine. She was also awarded the National Headache Foundation’s Healthcare Provider of the Year award in 2008. Her interests include migraine, hormonal headache, women's issues in neurology and the use of integrative therapies in the treatment of headache and pain. She is the author of The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health (Free Press 2008). She has edited and co-written two textbooks: Pain in Women (Springer 2012) and Medical Complications of Pregnancy (Springer, in press). Dr. Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.


Posts by Carolyn A. Bernstein, MD, FAHS

A neurologist talks about kids and headaches

Children can get migraines, but if your child has a headache it’s much more likely that it’s a more typical one. Knowing what signs to look for will help you know when to call your pediatrician.

Acupuncture for headache

Although acupuncture has been practiced for centuries, many people are still skeptical of its effectiveness. But in the past decade or so, a significant amount of evidence has accumulated from high-quality studies showing that acupuncture provides genuine pain relief, and can help with other conditions as well.