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Drs. Paulien J. van Tilborg

PhD student neurology

Fields of expertise

  • Cluster headache
  • Sleep and circadian rhythm


  • PhD student
  • Treating physician (MD) at the headache clinic, focus cluster headache

Mission statement

To gain insight in the pathophysiology of cluster headache, focusing on the role of the hypothalamus by looking at sleep and biological clock rhythms. This knowledge can be implemented to explore new treatments for cluster headache, specifically targeting sleep and clock rhythms.


  • MSc. in Medicine (MD), Leiden University

(Inter-)national collaborations

  • Collaboration with the department Neurology of the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital (CWZ) Nijmegen.
  • Member of International Headache Society (HIS) and Dutch Headache Society (NHV)