Chicago, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2022) – The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has added two accomplished physicians – Jaclyn R. Duvall, MD, AQH, of Tulsa, Okla., and Jason Sico, MD, MHS, FAHA, FAAN, FANA, FACP, of West Haven, Conn. – to its board of directors.
Tom Dabertin, CEO/Executive Director of NHF, said the 51-year-old foundation is privileged to have Drs. Duvall and Sico as new members of the board. “Both are highly accomplished neurologists and can offer valuable insights with regard to patient-centered care, public service, and communications,” said Dabertin.
Dr. Duvall is a board-certified neurologist and Oklahoma’s only fellowship-trained Headache Specialist, having completed her Headache Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Placing great value on the doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Duvall has a special interest in chronic migraine, post-traumatic headache, and migraine education. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Duvall has published research in several medical journals, including Headache, Neurology and Cephalalgia. She was named a 2021 Headache Hero Award (health provider) by NHF.
Dr. Duvall earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 and her medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2012. She completed a neurology residency at the University of Oklahoma in 2016, capped by a headache fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. in 2019. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society.
Dr. Sico is the National Lead for the Headache Centers of Excellence (HCoE) Program within the Veterans Health Administration. The HCoE is a national initiative to improve headache care delivery through educational programs, innovative care delivery models, including telehealth, and standardized care algorithms which incorporate patient self-management and interdisciplinary headache care. He serves as the Director of the HCoE Research and Evaluation Center (REC), which is integrated with the HCoE clinical enterprise and is tasked with understanding the epidemiology and role of military exposures in headache among Veterans.
He is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and a board-certified neurologist and primary care internist within the Veterans Administration (VA) Connecticut Healthcare System, providing both specialty and general care services for veterans with neurological disease, specifically headache and ischemic stroke.
After completing a dual residency in neurology and internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Sico completed a VA Special Fellowship in Psychiatry and Neuroscience with a focus on health services research and epidemiology within the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven campus.
Dr. Sico is also keenly interested in the policy implications of research and is involved in several American Academy of Neurology Committees and Subcommittees, including Advocacy, Health Policy, and Members Research. He also serves as the Veterans Health Administration liaison to the American Academy of Neurology.