Bridget R Mueller
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Bridget R Mueller, MD, PhD


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Bridget Mueller, MD, PhD, is the Research Director of the David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Center for Headache Treatment and Translational Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Dr. Mueller received a Bachelor of Science from Brown University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania where her research focused on neurodevelopment and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.  Dr. Mueller also completed a postdoctoral research at Columbia University Medical Center where she studied the hypothalamic neural circuitry underlying body-weight set point.

Dr. Mueller has clinical practices at ISMMS’s David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Center for Headache Treatment and Translational Research, and the ISMMS Autonomic Function Laboratory. Her clinical expertise includes migraine and secondary headache disorders, with a specific focus on pain that results from autonomic nervous system dysfunction and vascular disorders. Dr. Mueller is fellowship trained in headache and pain medicine and is proficient in administering botulinum toxin injections for migraine, nerve blocks, sphenopalatine ganglion blocks, and trigger point injections.

Dr. Mueller’s current research involves understanding the relationship between autonomic nervous system dysfunction, inflammation, and chronic pain. Dr. Mueller’s work has been published in many neurology journals and she has presented at various conferences including the meetings for the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, the Headache Cooperative of New England, and the Society for Neuroscience. As a medical student, she received the 2015 New York School of Medicine American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Neurology. As chief resident, she received the 2019 ISMMS American Academy of Neurology Award for Excellence in Residency. For her work examining the role of the autonomic nervous system in migraine, she received the 2019 American Headache Society Award for Research Advocacy. In addition to her own projects, Dr. Mueller participates in neurology and pain clinical trials and was selected to be a 2020 Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials fellow.

Dr. Mueller offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate, as well as in-person visits for nerve blocks and botulinum toxin injection.  Please call her office to schedule a visit.

Dr. Mueller is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurology, Headache
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Mount Sinai Brooklyn
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai West
Research Topics