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As a general neurologist, I treat all types of neurological conditions. However, I specialize in managing headaches and 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 am certified in headache medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties. I’m also a member of the American Headache Society. I offer Botox injections and other treatments for chronic migraine.
I went into medicine because I am passionate about science and enjoy working 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 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.