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Melissa                        Rayhill

Melissa L. Rayhill MD

UBMD Neurology

Specialties

Neurology

 

Overview

Professional Summary:

I am a neurologist specializing in treating patients who experience headaches, migraines, cluster headaches and post-traumatic headaches. I also care for patients who experience headache during pregnancy and lactation. I use a mixture of lifestyle modification and medications to address my patients’ conditions. I am also experienced in botulinum toxin injections and nerve block injections.

After completing my residency, I obtained further specialty training in headache medicine at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Practicing in Boston’s original City Hospital has equipped me with a wealth of experience and expertise in caring for individuals from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds. I currently see patients at both Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) outpatient neurology clinics as well as the UBMD Neurology Main Street clinic in Williamsville, where I continue to care for patients who come from diverse backgrounds. I feel privileged to practice with the UBMD practice plan; the opportunity affords me the clinical time to understand my patients’ individual needs and provide them with the best treatment solutions. I also care for adult inpatients with a wide variety of neurological diseases at BGMC and work as part of a team to provide consultation and inpatient management.
My research interests largely mirror my clinical interests, but also include evaluating research integrity and trial registration in the medical literature.

Mentoring the next generation of neurologists and headache specialists is one of my major career aims. I take part in mentoring medical students and neurology residents during their rotations at BGMC.

My family and I feel fortunate to once again call Western New York home. My goal is to decrease the suffering of individuals in my community who suffer from disabling headaches.

Specialties:

Neurology

Patients Treated:

Adults

Additional Languages:

Basic French, Basic Korean

Physician Gender:

Female


Location and Insurance

Appointments:
UBMD Neurology at Conventus
1001 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-932-6080
Accepting new patients

UBMD Neurology Pediatric and General Neurology Clinic
UBMD Neurology at 5851 Main Street, Williamsville

Accepting new patients


Credentials

Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certification, United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Headache Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women‘s Hospital (2015)
  • Residency, Neurology, Boston University Medical Center, Chief Resident (2014)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center (2011)
  • MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, cum laude (2010)
  • BA, Psychology, Biology Minor, Boston University, magna cum laude (2005)
Awards and Honors:
  • Elected to the Faculty Senate of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 2016-2018 (2016)
  • International Headache Academy at the National Institute of Health (2015)
  • Women in Leadership Forum, American Academy of Neurology (2015)
  • “Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship Award, American Headache Society (2014)
  • American Academy of Neurology: Medical Student Prize for Excellence (2010)
  • Inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society (2009)
  • Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, peer nomination and faculty selection (2009)
  • John B. Sheffer Award: Excellence in Pathology (2008)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2008)
  • Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2007)
  • Graduate of Boston University’s Honors Program, Dean’s List (2005)

Research

Research Profile:

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