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Dr. Charles Matthews

Dr. Matthews

Dr. Charles Matthews is a Summa cum Laude graduate of Duke University. He attended the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was the 1978 Jefferson Fellow in Medicine. A board certified neurologist, he is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and many national headache professional organizations. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Matthews has devoted over twenty years of clinical practice to the study of headache and the care of headache patients.



  • B.A. Duke University, January 1973 to May 1975
  • Attended in a program for early admission from high school.


  • Graduated after Five Semesters
  • Summa cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Harvard University, June 1974 to August 1974
    Course of study concentrated in modern physics
  • University of Virginia, June 1975 to December 1978
    Received degree in Medicine
  • ELECTIVES OF INTEREST: Held acting internship with the Department of Psychiatry; Presented Grand Rounds on “Eating Disorders”. 


  • Norfolk Foundation Scholarship for interest in Neurology
  • Special Commendation in Pharmacology
  • Thomas Jefferson Society of Fellows
  • The 1978 Jefferson Fellow in Medicine


  • Carney Hospital, May 1979 to June 1979
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Postgraduate work experience as an intern in Medicine.
  • Carney Hospital, July 1979 to July 1980
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Internship in General Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital, Summer 1980
    Boston, Massachusetts


  • Certificate of Special Commendation for achievement in medical internship.
  • Grand Rounds: “Issues In Theoretical Biology”


  • Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, July 1980 to July 1983
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Department of Neurology
    Chairman:Norman H. Bass
    Grand Rounds: “Marchiafava-Bignami Syndrome in an Infant With Malabsorption.”
  • Neurophysiology 9 month rotation
  • Chief Resident Adult and Child Neurology 1982


  • Eastern State Hospital, July 1982 to July 1983
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Staff member – Responsibilities included evaluation and classification of psychiatric patients and planning of their
    psychopharmacological treatment, as well as directing paramedical and other staff in psychiatric chronic care, (Approximately 24 hours each week)
  • East Carolina School of Medicine, July 1983 to July 1984
    Greenville, North Carolina
    Faculty member – Responsibilities included clinical care of the Neurology ward , interpretation of EEG and EMG, some teaching in the basic Neurosciences section of the medical school, and supervision and teaching of Family Practice and Psychiatry residents during their rotation through Neurology.
  • Dorothea Dix Hospital, July 1984 through June 1985
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Staff member – Responsibilities included care of chronic psychiatric patients and teaching of medical students rotating through the service from University of North Carolina Medical School, Chapel Hill.
    GRAND ROUNDS: “Stereotyped Movements” given at Dorothea Dix and UNC
    Psychiatry Department


  • Charles Matthews, MD, PA, January 1985 to December 1991
    Private Practice, The Medical Arts Building
    Sanford, North Carolina
    General Neurology
  • Charles Matthews, MD, PA, January 1992 to January 1997
    Private Practice – The North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic
  • Imaging Director, Open Access MRI
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Founder, Cedar Healthcare, PA, February 1997 to July 1999
    Group Practice, Cedar Neurology
    DBA: North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic, Cedar Imaging
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • July 2000 – May 2002
    Director, North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Full-time outpatient practice

North Carolina Comprehensive Headache Clinic

2501 Atrium Drive, Suite 400, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone:  (919) 781-7423      Fax:  (919) 781-7489
Office Hours:   Monday – Thursday: 8am to 4pm
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