As a general neurologist, I treat all types of neurological conditions. I went into medicine because I enjoyed science and wanted to work with people to improve the quality of their lives. Early in my medical education, I became fascinated by neurology because so much of the field is still unknown. This mystery keeps me challenged and fuels me to keep learning. I believe that providing good neurological care requires listening carefully to patients and their families and paying attention to the details.
I graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed my neurology residency and fellowship at The University of Wisconsin in Madison. I also have fellowship training in epilepsy.
Treating headaches is a special interest of mine. I have a Certificate of Added Qualification in headache medicine from The National Headache Foundation, and I’m a member of the American Headache Society. I offer botulinum toxin injections and other treatments for chronic migraine.
I was born and raised in a small town in Northern California, but after completing my medical training, I decided that the Pacific Northwest was the place for me. Now my family loves to call this home! We truly enjoy the natural beauty, the wonderful people, the world-class food, and the temperate climate that allows us to get outside year-round.
My passion is gardening, and I especially love taking care of roses — the Pacific Northwest is the perfect area for this hobby. Getting outside, exercising or spending time with my family is how I find my balance. I also enjoy traveling, hiking and camping.
Dr. Madden has been named a Top Doctor by Portland Monthly magazine multiple times.