Nathaniel Schuster

UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine

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UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine


Dr. Nathaniel Schuster is a pain and headache neurologist and is associate professor and associate clinic director at the UC San Diego Center for Pain Medicine. He is executive vice president of the World Headache Society, recipient of the Migraine Research Foundation 2018 Impact Award, and section editor for the Neuropathic Pain section for the journal Pain Medicine. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and completed neurology residency at UCLA, headache fellowship at Montefiore Headache Center, and pain fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research interests include headache and neuropathic pain and he is currently conducting the first placebo-controlled trial of cannabis for acute migraine.