Larry Charleston IV, M.D., M.Sc, FAHS is Director of the Headache and Facial Pain Division, Director of Faculty Development and Professor of Neurology in Michigan State University Human College of Medicine Department of Neurology and Adjunct faculty at the Jefferson Headache Center. He is a business owner and a fellow of the American Headache Society (AHS). He earned 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 (AAN) Professional Association’s Policy Fellow, 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. In 2016, he was an "Emerging Leader" of the American Headache Society and a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities’ Research Institute Scholar. In 2017, he received his Master's degree from the University of Michigan (UM) in the National Clinical Scholars' based Health and Health Services Research Master’s Program. Dr. Charleston became a Michigan Road Scholar in 2018. In 2019, he successfully completed the American Academy of Neurology Diversity Leadership Program. Currently, Dr. Charleston is Co-director of the Testing and Diagnostic Unit Course of Jefferson Headache Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advance Headache Diagnosis and Management. In addition, he is the founder of Charleston Health Neurology & Head Pain Consultants, PLLC, Co-founder of Charleston International in partnership with the Amway Corporation and Leadership Team Development and participates in entrepreneurial endeavors outside of medicine.
Dr. Charleston's clinical interest include caring for patients with head and facial pain disorders. His major research interest focuses to define the impact of suboptimal care delivery and the basic challenges in head pain management, and furthermore, to use those findings to develop strategies to ameliorate the challenges, improve clinical outcomes and inform health policy. His other research interest areas include procedures for headache management and headache medicine education.
Dr. Charleston has chaired or served on several committees and interest groups within the AHS, AAN and Michigan Medicine over the last decade. He has also contributed to works within the National Headache Foundation and has been involved with the National Research Mentoring Network. He welcomes collaboration and looks forward to opportunities to work with and add value to others.