Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Specialist in Headache and Facial pain

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: General Neurology: Headache & Facial Pain Center

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Yale Medicine


Deena E. Kuruvilla, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the Yale University school of Medicine.

Dr. Kuruvilla earned her medical degree at the Medical University of Lublin in Poland. She completed her medical internship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Subsequently, she completed her Neurology residency at Brown University in Rhode Island, where she was chief resident. She went on to complete a fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Montefiore Headache Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Kuruvilla’s primary academic area of interest deals with the procedural side of Headache Medicine, which include nerve block injections, botulinum toxin injections and trigger point injections for the treatment of headache. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American headache society and actively serves on the special interests sections for the procedural headache medicine and inpatient headache management sections of the American headache society. She has also been an invited reviewer for many peer-reviewed publications including Headache, Cephalalgia, Pain Medicine, and Clinical Case Reports.

Dr. Kuruvilla is committed to education in clinical neurology and headache medicine for medical students and residents. Her research interests include resource utilization in migraine patients, neuroimaging in headache disorders and procedures for the treatment of headache disorders.

While Dr. Kuruvilla is not seeing patients in her Headache practice, she covers the Neurology service at the St. Raphael's campus of Yale New Haven Hospital.

Education & Training

MD Medical University of Lublin, Poland (2009)
Fellowship Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency Brown University
Internship Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Deena Kuruvilla, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale NeurologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale NeurologyYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Center for Musculoskeletal Care260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Mailing Address
Neurology15 York Street
PO Box 208018

New Haven, CT 06520-8018