Carol A. Foster, M.D.

Carol Foster, M.D.

Dr. Foster is a board-certified neurologist and headache medicine specialist dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to the treatment of headache disorders.

A graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College with a BSN, Dr. Foster received her medical degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine of Marshall University in Huntington WV. She interned at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and completed a neurology residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Additionally, she completed a Headache-Clerkship at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital in London, England. She has received alumni academic achievement awards from both Alderson-Broaddus College and Marshall University.

Dr. Foster has published peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, and miscellaneous articles, as well as given presentations at national scientific meetings. She lectures extensively on the pathogenesis, neurobiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of headache and medication overuse headache. She has over thirty years of speaking experience on topics related to headache, including student lectures, pharmaceutical sponsored educational lectures, and public lectures including numerous radio and television appearances. Her professional interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education, public health education, the relationships between head injury and headache, and prescription misuse and drug diversion. The daughter of a West Virginia school teacher and coal miner, she brings the passion and the perseverance instilled by her parents to the role of headache medicine specialist.

 

Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Board Certifications: Neurology
Areas of Emphasis: Headache, migraine