Karissa N. Arca, M.D.

  1. Neurologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Karissa N. Arca, M.D., is a neurologist with specialization in autonomic and headache neurology. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system
  • Interpretation of autonomic reflex screening
  • Diagnosis and management of complex headache disorders, including those co-existing with autonomic disorders
  • Patient advocacy and education

Dr. Arca has a special interest in the cross-section of autonomic and headache disorders. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Arca is active in research and education. She is a faculty member for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine neuroscience course and provides additional education to medical students during their clinical clerkships.

  1. Autonomic reflex testing
  2. Botox injection
  3. Nerve block
  1. 2021
    FellowHeadache Fellowship, Neurology, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2020
    ResidentNeurology Residency Program, Neurology, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2020
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Neurology
  4. 2017
    ResidentTransitional Year Residency, Transitional Year, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2015
    MDLoma Linda University School of Medicine
  6. 2011
    BS - BiologyPoint Loma Nazarene University

Certifications

  1. 2020
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Manfred D. Muenter Award for Excellence in Clinical NeurologyMayo Clinic Arizona
  2. 2020
    Frontiers in Headache Research AwardAmerican Headache Society
  3. 2019
    Scholarship for AttendanceInternational Headache Academy, American Headache Society
  4. 2018
    2nd Place Poster PresentationMayo Clinic Academic Excellence Day
  5. 2017
    Scholarship for AttendanceResident Education Program, American Headache Society
  6. 2015
    Dean's ScholarshipLoma Linda University
  7. 2011
    Magna Cum LaudePoint Loma Nazarene University
  8. 2007
    Provost's ScholarshipPoint Loma Nazarene University

Professional memberships

  1. 2014
    Elected MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Publications