Brinder Vij

Brinder Vij , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Division Chief


Bachelor's Degree: M.P. Shah Medical College & Hospital, Jamnagar.Gujrat India Saurashtra University Rajkot ,Gujrat.India, 1997 (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery )

Residency : M.P.Shah Medical College & Hospital Rajkot, Gujrat, India, 2001 (Internal Medicine)

Residency: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Brooklyn, New York, 2009 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: NorthShore (Northwell) LIJ Health System New Hyde Park, New York, 2010 (Geriatric Medicine)

Fellowship : Beth Israel Medical Center New York, NY, 2011 (Hospice & Palliative care Medicine)

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY, 2012 (Pain Medicine )


American Board of Internal Medicine (Geriatric Medicine) (Certification Date: 11-03-2010 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Care) (Certification Date: 10-04-2012 )

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-20-2009 ) - (Recertification Date: to 11-05-2020 )

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Pain Medicine) (Certification Date: 08-18-2012 )

United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 10-31-2014 )

Clinical Interests



Atypical Facial Pain

Bell's Palsy

Botulinum Toxins

Brain Concussion

Cervicogenic Headaches

Chronic Daily Headaches

Cluster Headaches


Concussion in Athletes

Exercise Headaches

Exertional Headaches

External Compression Headaches

Facial Nerve Disease

Facial Neuralgia

Hemicrania Continua

Hypnic Headaches

Ice cream Headaches

Intracranial Hypertension

Intracranial Vasospasm

Low Pressure Headaches (Intracranial Hypotension)

Medication Overuse Headaches


Migraine Disorders

Migraine with Aura

Migraine without Aura


Muscular Atrophy

Occipital Neuralgia (ON)

Rebound Headache

Sex Headaches

Spinal Headaches


Tension-Type Headaches

Thunderclap Headaches

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic douloureux)

Type II Trigeminal Neuralgia

Vascular Headaches

Wernicke Encephalopathy


Geriatric Medicine


Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Pain Medicine


Published Abstracts

Huffman KL1, Rush TE, Fan Y, Sweis GW, Vij B, Covington EC, Scheman J, Mathews M. (03-2017. ) Sustained improvements in pain, mood, function and opioid use post interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation in patients weaned from high and low dose chronic opioid therapy. .[Abstract]Pain,

Tariq N, Estemalik E, Vij B, Kriegler JS, Tepper SJ, Stillman MJ Long Term outcomes and Clinical Characteristics of Hypnic Headache Syndrome:-40 patient series from a tertiary referral center. Headache , April 2016 ,

Peer Reviewed Publications

Martin, Vincent T; Vij, Brinder (2016. ) Diet and Headache: Part 1.Headache, , 56 (9 ) ,1543-1552 More Information

Martin, Vincent T; Vij, Brinder (2016. ) Diet and Headache: Part 2.Headache, , 56 (9 ) ,1553-1562 More Information

Brinder Vij, MD, Mary O. Whipple, BSN, RN, CCRP, Stewart J. Tepper, MD, Arya B. Mohabbat, MD, Mark Stillman, MD, Ann Vincent, MD Frequency of Migraine Headaches in Patients with Fibromyalgia .Headache (The Journal of Head and Face Pain), ,

Garg, Shuchita; Vij, Malti; Edward, Neeraj; Vij, Brinder Erenumab: A novel calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist developed specifically for migraine prevention.Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology, , 36 (1 ) ,104-109 More Information

Ali, Ashhar; Kriegler, Jennifer; Tepper, Stewart; Vij, Brinder New Daily Persistent Headache and OnabotulinumtoxinA Therapy.Clinical neuropharmacology, , 42 (1 ) ,1-3 More Information

Berk, Thomas; Ashina, Sait; Martin, Vincent; Newman, Lawrence; Vij, Brinder (2018. ) Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders in Older Adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, , 66 (12 ) ,2408-2416 More Information


Poster Presentations

B Vij, M Whipple, S J Tepper, A Mohabbat , M Stillman, A Vincent (05-2015. ) Prevalence of migraine headaches in patients with Fibromyalgia .Annual meeting of American Pain Society, Palm Springs, CA. . Professional Meeting. .

Kelly Martincin, PhD; Alix Aboussouan, BS1; Nicolas Thompson, MS1; Brinder Vij, MD, SA2; Kelly Huffman, PhD1; (2017. ) Older Adults with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Benefit from Treatment in an Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program .American Association of Physicists in Medicine, University of Cincinnati Medical Center . . Level:State