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  • Professor – Headache

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of headache and pain of all types including migraine with and without aura, chronic daily headaches, tension-type headaches (episodic and chronic), medication overuse headaches, cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.

Research Interests

  • Headache, pain, analgesic drug development


  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, 1992
  • Diplomate, American Board Forensic Examiners, 1996, 2014
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine, 1996, 2014
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Integrated Medicine, 2000, 2016
  • Certified, American Society of NeuroRehabilitation, 1993
  • American Board of Disability Analysts, Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate, 1996
  • Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation – Level I & II Accreditation (1992-1998)


  • MD
    Northwestern University, 1976
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1977
  • Residency in Neurology
    Northwestern University Medical Center, 1980
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners, 2015
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pain Medicine, 1996
  • Fellow, American Academy of Integrative Medicine, 2000, 2016

Publications, Research and Outreach

  • Author of five textbooks and more than 150 peer review research papers and book chapters on the topics of headache, pain, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Frequent lecturer on headache and pain of all types, minor traumatic brain injury, and the autonomic nervous system.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Academy of Pain Management (Founding Member, 1988)
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (Algology), Founding Member, 1983
  • American Headache Society (formerly American Association for the Study of Headache)
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • Eastern Pain Association (Past President)
  • Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (Past President)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • International Headache Society


Gary Jay, MD
  • Phone Number

    (984) 974-4401

  • Address

    194 Finley Golf Course Road, Suite 200

    Chapel Hill, NC 27517