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

Professor ​of Research


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:

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



920 Stanton L. Young Boulevard, Suite 2040

Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5036

Telephone 405-271-4113

Fax 405-271-5723

Curriculum Vitae: CouchJR_CV

Academic Section:  General Neurology

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