About Dr. Foster

Dr. Foster with Dr. Neil Raskin, headache specialist at University of California San Francisco

Dr. Foster with Dr. Neil Raskin, headache specialist at University of California San Francisco

A West Virginia native, Carol A. Foster, M.D. is a 1985 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine. A migraine sufferer herself, Dr. Foster chose neurology as a specialty, and in 1989 completed neurology residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona. Her time spent at the BNI also included a headache clerkship at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic in London. Later that same year, Dr. Foster began her practice in Phoenix, Arizona, establishing the Valley Neurological Headache and Research Center. By 1990, Dr. Foster had established her practice as a private clinic dedicated to the treatment and research of headache disorders. She now practices in Brooklyn, New York at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. 

Dr. Foster is a reviewer for the medical journals Headache and Headache Quarterly and has authored several medical publications on headache. She has served as principal investigator for numerous pharmacological studies and as expert witness in legal cases involving neuropharmacology. She has given a number of lectures and seminars on the topic of headache, and has made several television and radio appearances. 

True to her heritage, she brings a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to her patients and everyone she meets. Dr. Foster has cultivated a passion to better inform and teach patients, health care professionals, and the general public that there is more to treating headache than taking a pill.