Larry Charleston IV MD

Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc, FAHS

Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology


Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc, FAHS is an Associate Professor of Neurology in the University of Michigan’s Health System Department of Neurology specializing in headache medicine and is a fellow of the American Headache Society. Dr. Charleston received his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed his Preliminary Medicine Year at St. John Hospital and Health System in Detroit, Michigan, neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and Headache and Facial Pain Fellowship at the Jefferson Headache Center of Thomas Jefferson University. He was the 2010-2011 American Academy of Neurology Professional Association’s Kenneth M. Viste Neurology Policy Fellow and worked in Congressman Wally Herger’s office with a portfolio that included Medicare reform, physician payment reform, and assisted with Representative Herger’s policy initiatives within the House’s Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. He received his Master's degree from the University of Michigan in the Robert Wood Johnson/Institute for Health Care Policy and Innovation National Clinical Scholars' based  Health and Health Services Research Master Program.  

Dr. Charleston's major research interest focuses to elucidate the impact of suboptimal care delivery and root causes of disparities and challenges in headache management among minority, vulnerable, and underserved populations with the aim of developing strategies to reduce those disparities and inform health policy. His other research interest areas include peripheral nerve blocks and other interventional procedures for headache management, as well as Headache and Facial Pain Education.    

Areas of Interest

Headache care disparities in ethnic minorities, cross-cultural sensitivity and literacy, peripheral nerve blocks and other interventional procedures for headache management, headache and facial pain treatment interventions, headache and facial pain education, health care policy and advocacy, and the use of nutraceuticals in migraine management.   

Clinical Interests

Headache and facial pain management and treatment, comprehensive plan development, and therapeutic interventions. 


Medical School or Training
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Neurology, TX, 2009
  • Headache Medicine, Jefferson Headache Center, 2010
Board Certification
  • Neurology
  • Headache Medicine

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