Rochester, Minnesota


Kissoon.Narayan@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Narayan R. Kissoon, M.D., studies the mechanisms of action and clinical outcomes in treatments for headache and chronic pain. This research includes clinical trials investigating the efficacy of minimally invasive percutaneous interventions and the impact of pain treatments on nervous system function. Dr. Kissoon also investigates the abnormal function and structural causes of pain disorders. As part of his research, he reviews the clinical features that predict successful treatment outcomes.

Focus areas

  • Headache. Dr. Kissoon studies clinical outcomes in minimally invasive percutaneous interventions for the management of headache disorders and cranial neuralgias. He also investigates the clinical features of craniofacial pain in neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.
  • Chronic pain. Dr. Kissoon studies the mechanisms of action in spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain disorders such as peripheral neuropathy, failed back surgery syndrome and complex regional pain syndrome.

Significance to patient care

Dr. Kissoon hopes that his research will help determine the best treatment options for patients with headache and chronic pain disorder, optimize current treatment paradigms, and understand how such treatments work in the management of these disorders. As a result of his research, he aims to allow access to the newest and most innovative treatments for his patients.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Headache, Department of Neurology

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  2. Assistant Professor of Neurology


  1. Clinical Scholar - Interventional Headache and Ultrasound Mayo Foundation Scholarship Program, Mayo Clinic Committees
  2. Fellow Headache, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Fellowship - Headache Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  4. Fellowship - Pain Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  5. Residency - Neurology Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  6. MD University of Minnesota Medical School
  7. BS - College of Biological Sciences - Neuroscience Major Carlson School of Management - Management Minor University of Minnesota

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