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Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Specialist in Headache and Facial pain

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Deena Kuruvilla, MD

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Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    15 York Street, PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8018

    United States



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
  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2013, recertified: 2018)

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