Dr. Vajjala completed her residency in Neurology at Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Jersey, and her fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix. She completed a fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Vajjala is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy and one of approximately 750 board-certified headache specialists in the United States board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS) . She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and American Headache Society. Her special interests are migraines and epilepsy in women, posttraumatic headaches, cluster headaches, and autoimmune epilepsy. Dr. Vajjala’s procedural skills include nerve block injections, botulinum toxin injections, and trigger point injections for the treatment of headaches. She performs botulinum toxin injections for other neurological indications such as cervical dystonia, blepharospasms, and spasticity.
In her own words, “My philosophy of clinical care is to provide patient and family-centered, evidence-based care to the patients. I strive for open communication to better understand each person’s health condition, as well the social and emotional context that affect health care decisions.”
She lives with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, Dr. Vajjala likes to travel, hike, bake with her daughter and try out new recipes.