Elizabeth Imma Iziegbe Ekpo, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Elizabeth Imma Iziegbe Ekpo, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

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Headache Medicine



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

UC Davis Medical Group - Midtown
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Ekpo is a Headache Specialist in the Department of Neurology. She takes a high interest in treating patients from a multi-disciplinary approach, which includes behavioral lifestyle changes, alternative treatments, medications, and working collaboratively with other health providers when necessary. She also believes that teaching and mentoring are important for continuing to spread this approach to patient treatment.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ekpo's clinincal interests include:

  • Patient education
  • patient access
  • multi-disciplinary approach to treatment
  • behavioral lifestyle changes
  • alternative treatments
  • collaborative healthcare approach
  • headache medication

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Ekpo has special interest in educating as many patients, colleagues, other healthcare providers, and the general population about the numerous ways to approach headache treatment. She is also interested in clinical trials that may involve new treatment options for patients.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Undergraduate School

B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City OK 2008

Medical School

M.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City OK 2012


Preliminary Year/Internal Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland CA 2012-2013


Neurology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2013-2016


Headache Fellowship, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 2016-2017


Postdoctoral Fellowship-Research Training, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA 2017-2019

Excellence in Patient Care, UC Davis Medical Center, 2016

Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, UC Davis Medical Center, 2016

Frost JL, Le KX, Cynis H, Ekpo E, Kleinschmidt M, Palmour RM, Ervin FR, Snigdha S, Cotman CW, Saido TC, Vassar RJ, St George-Hyslop P, Ikezu T, Schilling S, Demuth HU, Lemere CA. Pyroglutamate-3 amyloid-β deposition in the brains of humans, non-human primates, canines, and Alzheimer disease-like transgenic mouse models. Am J Pathol. 2013 Aug;183(2):369-81. doi:10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.05.005. Epub 2013 Jun 7. PMID:23747948.

Zhang N, Ekpo E, et al. Stanford Headache Fellows Handbook. Stanford, CA. 2018.

Ekpo E, Barad M. Headache and Facial Pain. Hwang P (ed). RHINOLOGY: Diseases of the nose, sinus and skull base, 2nd Edition. 2019;26.