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Stewart J Tepper, MD

Professor of Neurology


BA, Cum Laude, Honors in Psychobiology, Yale college 1975
MD, Cornell University Medical College, 1979
Harvard Longwood Area Neurology Residency, 1981-1984

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Contact Information

Department of Neurology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03766

Office: Neurology
Phone: 603-650-5104
Fax: 603-653-1273
Email: Stewart.J.Tepper@hitchcock.org

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Mentoring Information

Available for mentoring for undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows.


Born Schenectady, NY, attended Yale College and Cornell University Medical College, Neurology training at Harvard, specialize in Headache Medicine. Editor-in-chief, Headache Currents. Director of Research, Dartmouth Headache Clinic

Selected Publications


  • Tepper SJ, Cady RK, Silberstein S, Messina J, Mahmoud RA, Djupesland PG, Shin P, Siffert J Breath Powered Nasal Delivery of Sumatriptan Powder (AVP-825) vs Oral Sumatriptan in the Treatment of Acute Migraine (the COMPASS Study): A Randomized Clinical Trial. Headache 2015 May;55(5):621-635.

  • Tepper SJ, Lowe MJ, Beall E, Phillips MD, Liu K, Stillman MJ, Horvat M, Jones SE. Iron Deposition in Pain-Regulatory Nuclei in Episodic Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache by MRI. Headache 2012; 52(2): 236-243.

  • Tepper SJ, Kori SH, Borland SW, Wang MH, Hu B, Mathew NT, Silberstein SD. Efficacy and Safety of MAP0004, Orally Inhaled DHE in Treating Migraines With and Without Allodynia. Headache 2012;52(1): 37-47.

  • Tepper SJ, Rezai A, Narouze S, Steiner C, Mohajer P, Ansarinia M. Treatment of Intractable Migraine with Sphenopalatine Ganglion Electrical Stimulation. Headache 2009; 49:983-989.

  • Tepper SJ and Tepper DE, editors Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy, Second Edition. NY: Springer Publishing, 2014

  • Tepper SJ Nutraceutical and Other Modalities for the Treatment of Headache. Neurology Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2015;21(4):1018–1031.

  • Tepper SJ, Dahlof C, Dowson A, Newman L, Mansbach H, Jones M, Pham B, Webster C, Salonen R. Prevalence and Diagnosis of Migraine in Patients Consulting Their Primary Care Physician with a Complaint of Headache: Data from The Landmark Study. Headache 2004;44:856-864.

  • Tepper SJ, Cady R, Dodick D, Freitag FG, Hutchinson SL, Twomey C, Kuhn TA. Oral sumatriptan for the acute treatment of probable migraine: first randomized, controlled study. Headache. 2006 ;46:115-24.

  • Tepper SJ Medication Overuse Headache. Continuum Lifelong Learning Neurol 2012;18(4):807–822.

  • Tepper SJ, Zatochill M, Szeto M, Sheftell FD, Tepper DE, Bigal ME. A Simple Menstrual Migraine OB/GYN Screener: The Menstrual Migraine Assessment Tool (MMAT). Headache 2008;48:1419-1425.