Bradley Wrubel, M.D., Neurologist; Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Developing new approaches to the treatment of headaches and headache disorders

Research Overview

  • Dr. Bradley Wrubel treats patients with headaches, and neuromuscular and neuropathic disorders. He is a board certified neurologist with subspecialty board certification in clinical neurophysiology.
  • Dr. Wrubel investigates novel methods of neuro-electrodiagnosis and new treatments for headaches. He is a Principal Investigator for large multi-center trials of therapies for migraines.
  • He has lectured nationally on electrodiagnostic testing and novel approaches to the diagnosis and management of headache disorders.
  • Dr. Wrubel is the Headache Lead for the Sutter Neuroscience Research Consortium.

Find additional information on neuroscience research and clinical trials at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.


Dr. Wrubel received his M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, followed by residency training in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed fellowships in neuromuscular disease and electrodiagnostic testing  at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.


Publication Search


Aurora SK, Dodick DW, Turkel CC, DeGryse RE, Silberstein SD, Lipton RB, Diener HC, Brin MF, PREEMPT 1 Chronic Migraine Study Group., OnabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of chronic migraine: results from the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase of the PREEMPT 1 trial. Cephalalgia

Cady RK, Mathew N, Diener HC, Hu P, Haas M, Novak GP, Study Group., Evaluation of carisbamate for the treatment of migraine in a randomized, double-blind trial. Headache

Primary Research Interests
  • Headaches
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity studies
  • Motor neuron diseases
  • Nerve impingement, nerve/root injuries
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuropathy testing, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathies