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Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute


The Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute (MHNI) is a world-renowned private specialty center headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded by Dr. Joel Saper in 1978, MHNI is the nation's first comprehensive head pain treatment and research center, and the only center of its kind to earn national accreditation. The Institute and its staff have also received numerous awards for program and clinical excellence.


MHNI has a national reputation for helping individuals who suffer from head pain, face and neck pain, and related disorders. Through a multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, physician assistants, Ph.D. psychologists, physical therapists, registered nurses, technicians and administrative staff, MHNI is committed to helping patients get their lives back.

In healthcare, and particularly in the area of head pain, experience, knowledge, and commitment matter. At MHNI, we believe these make the difference.

Director's Welcome

Joel R. Saper, M.D., F.A.A.N., Founder and Director
Pain is a seriously underrated and overlooked public health problem, with at least 40 million Americans suffering from headache and another 50 - 100 million Americans suffering from other forms of pain. Read more from Dr. Saper