Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
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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.
Dr. Ekpo's clinincal interests include:
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.
B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City OK 2008
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.