Irene Patniyot, MD

Department or Service


  • West Campus


Phone: 832-227-1570

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway, WA360
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology

Baylor College of Medicine

Interim Medical Director Headache Clinic

Pediatric Headache Fellowship Director


School Education Degree Year
University of California at San Francisco fellowship Pediatric Headache 2015
University of New Mexico School of Medicine residency Child Neurology 2014
University of New Mexico School of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2011
University of New Mexico medical school Doctor of Medicine 2009


Clinical Interests:

Pediatric Headache

Research Interests:

Neuromodulation device use in pediatric and adolescent migraine prevention
Nutraceutical use in pediatric and adolescent migraine prevention

Dr. Patniyot Certifications:

Headache Medicine Certification - United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS)

Certification in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Neurology Member
American Headache Society Member
Child Neurology Society Member

Selected Publications

Patniyot IR, Gelfand AA. "Acute Treatment Therapies for Pediatric Migraine: A Qualitative Systematic Review." Headache 2016 January;56:49-70.

Gelfand AA, Qubty W, Patniyot I, Grimes B, Pletcher MJ, Goadsby PJ, Cummings SR.. "Home-Based Trials in Adolescent Migraine: A Randomized Clinical Trial.." JAMA Neurology 2017 June 1;74(6):744-745.

Tso AR, Patniyot IR, Gelfand AA, Goadsby PJ.. "Increased rate of venous thrombosis may be associated with inpatient dihydroergotamine treatment.." Neurology 2017 July 18;89(3):279-283.

Qubty W, Patniyot I, Gelfand A. "Telemedicine in a pediatric headache clinic: A prospective survey." Neurology 2018 May 8;90(19):e1702-e1705.

Irwin SL, Qubty W, Allen IE, Patniyot I, Goadsby PJ, Gelfand AA. "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Migraine Prevention in Adolescents: A Pilot Open-Label Study." Headache 2018 May;58(5):724-731.

Szperka CL, VanderPluym J, Orr SL, Oakley CB, Qubty W, Patniyot I, Lagman-Bartolome AM, Morris C, Gautreaux J, Victorio MC, Hagler S, Narula S, Candee MS, Cleves-Bayon C, Rao R, Fryer RH, Bicknese AR, Yonker M, Hershey AD, Powers SW, Goadsby PJ, Gelfand AA. "Recommendations on the Use of Anti-CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies in Children and Adolescents."  Headache 2018 Nov;58(10):1658-1669.

Patniyot NS, Patniyot IR. "Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting as New-onset Psychosis." J Psychiatr Pract 2019 Jan;25(1):58-62.

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