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James R. Couch, Jr., MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA, FACP

Professor ​Emeritus

920 Stanton L. Young Boulevard, Suite 2040
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5036
Fax 405-271-5723


Academic Section(s):

General Neurology


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (bachelor’s degree)
  • Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, TX (MD & PhD)
  • National Heart Institute, Bethesda, MD (postdoctoral fellowship)
  • Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO (internal medicine internship)
  • National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD (neuropharmacology fellowship)
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (neurology residency)
  • National Institute of Neurological Diseases & Stroke, Bethesda, MD (special traineeship)

Board Certification(s):

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Adult Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology, etiology, and therapy of migraine and cluster headaches
  • Traumatic brain injury and postconcussion syndrome

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • Best Doctors in America®
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors®
  • FAAN (Fellow of American Academy of Neurology)
  • FANA (Fellow of American Neurological Association)
  • FACP (Fellow of American College of Physicians)
  • OU Department of Neurology, Chair 1992-2006
  • Louis Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Louis Marquis Humanitarian Award
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Headache Cooperative of New England