A West Virginia native, Carol A. Foster, M.D. is a 1985 graduate of Marshall University School of Medicine. A migraine sufferer herself, Dr. Foster chose neurology as a specialty, and in 1989 completed neurology residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona. Her time spent at the BNI also included a headache clerkship at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic in London. Later that same year, Dr. Foster began her practice in Phoenix, Arizona, establishing the Valley Neurological Headache and Research Center. By 1990, Dr. Foster had established her practice as a private clinic dedicated to the treatment and research of headache disorders. She is now a proud member of the UCHealth team, providing a comprehensive treatment approach for those with headache and concussion.

Dr. Foster offers aggressive neurological management needed for concussion and intractable and/or daily headaches; including a diagnostic neurological evaluation. Welcoming patients of all backgrounds, beliefs, races, ethnicities, ability levels, sexual orientations, and gender identities, we recognize that everyone’s struggle with headache and concussion is different. Our personalized and collaborative approach embraces these differences, combining medication and non-drug treatments according to each individual’s unique needs. To schedule an appointment, please call 303.265.3390.


Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: 7am - 5pm
Wednesday: 7am - 5pm
Thursday: 7am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Neurology, Brain and Nervous System - Concussion Assessment, Symptoms and Manifestations - Headache
Languages spoken
Barrow Neurological Associates (1989)

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (1986)

Medical Degree
Marshall University School of Medicine (1985)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year
American Academy of Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Neurology 1992
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties Headache Medicine 2012
Clinical interest for patients

Our team works closely with each individual to diagnose and manage concussion and specific headache types. In all cases, though, our goal is the same: to help patients achieve sustainable, long-term recovery and headache control. We believe the key to recovery is a healthy, consistent, "brain-friendly" lifestyle. Through close collaboration with our UCHealth team of specialists and community health, fitness, and nutritional experts, together with the patients' established healthcare teams, we seek to assist everyone we see in their recovery and an optimal level of wellness.

Research interest for patients

Headache and Concussion treatment and recovery

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