Paul-Henri Cesar

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dr. Paul-Henri Cesar

Areas of treatment:

Headache disorders: migraine and cluster headaches (over 18 years of age)
Neuropathic pain
Occipital neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia
Facial pain


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English

Paul-Henri Cesar, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Keck Medicine of USC - Downtown Los Angeles
  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 2
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

After completing an internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Boston University Medical Center in 2005, Dr. Cesar did his headache fellowship training at Columbia University in New York. In 2006, he was hired by the Columbia University Department of Neurology as an assistant attending physician, and in 2009 he became the director of Headache Medicine. After practicing as a headache specialist for eight years, he joined the Department of Neurology at Keck Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Cesar has experience treating common and uncommon headache and facial pain syndromes and is an expert in compiling pertinent information to obtain the correct diagnosis and treatment regimens. He has a strong clinical background and is an experienced Botox injector for chronic migraine. Dr. Cesar also has experience treating general neurologic disorders and other pain disorders. Dr. Cesar is interested in medical student/resident education and plans to apply his clinical skills to conducting research in the treatment of chronic migraines and refractory headaches at USC.


Medical College of Ohio, Medicine, 2001


Boston University Medical Center, Medicine, 2002


Boston Medical Center, Neurology, 2005


Columbia University Department of Neurology Headache Fellowship, 2006

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology and Psychiatry
American Headache Society


Patient's Choice Award 2012-2013
Compassionate Doctor Award 2012-2013