The Hartford Headache Center was founded in 2004 by Dr. Tanya Bilchik after ten years with a general neurology practice, where she developed a special interest in caring for individuals experiencing headache pain.

Increased patient awareness, and involvement in numerous research studies into the causes of treatment of migraine has helped the Hartford Headache Center expand, and in 2005 Denise McGrath, APRN joined the practice.
It is the primary goal of the Hartford Headache Center to help those suffering from debilitating headaches to better manage their pain and enjoy a better overall quality of life. It is our belief that the affects of serious headache pain extend beyond the individual, and impact the lives of family, friends and even colleagues.

We employ an empathetic approach to pain management while examining a broad spectrum of treatment options and complimentary therapies, with special attention paid to every patient's individual circumstance.

"We show you how to take control of your headaches, so your headaches don't control you."

Tanya R. Bilchik, MD

Tanya R. Bilchik is a Board Certified Neurologist, with a Subspecialty Certification in Headache Medicine awarded by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties. She completed her neurology residency at Yale University in New Haven, CT after graduating from The University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, SA.

Before joining Hartford Neurology in 1994, a private practice affiliated with Hartford Hospital, Dr. Bilchik spent a year on the faculty of LSU Schreveport, and the VA Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

She has taken an active role in headache research, and has been an Investigator in numerous pharmaceutical migraine studies involving the treatment of headache disorders.

Dr. Bilchik is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Through speaking engagements with primary care providers and residents, and grand rounds participation, she promotes increased awareness in the management of headaches. She is an active member of several professional headache associations.

Dr, Bilchik founded The Hartford Headache Center in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 2004, and serves as its Director.

Denise McGrath, MSN, FNP, APRN, BC

Denise McGrath graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1998 as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Her 22 years of professional experience spans a variety of health care settings, including private practice, hospital and home care environments.

Ms. McGrath has placed an emphasis on helping individuals and families cope with the various difficulties associated with chronic illness through the use of positive methods and healthful lifestyles.