Charles Flippen, M.D.

Professor

Director of Neurology Residency Program

Ruth P. Walter Chair in Neurology

Charles C. Flippen II, MD is the Richard D. and Ruth P. Walter Professor of Neurology at UCLA where he serves as Director of the Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Flippen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Maryland Medical System. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Headache Medicine and Facial Pain at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Dr. Flippen is a diplomate in Neurology of the American Board of Psychiatry Neurology and had served as a Senior Oral Examiner for many years. The United Council of Neurologic Specialties also certifies him in Headache Medicine. He is a member of the American Headache Society, International Headache Society, and Fellow of the American Neurological Association and American Academy of Neurology (AAN) where he is active in headache education having directed several headache courses and as a past Chair of the Headache Topic Work Group. Dr. Flippen has developed expertise in management of refractory headache. His research interests are in the development of novel preventive therapies for migraine. His clinical interests include management of refractory headache, women’s issues in headache and refractory facial pain. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on headache management.