Fred (Michael) M. Cutrer, M.D.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Fred (Michael) M. Cutrer, M.D., is a neurologist who specializes in headache medicine. His clinical focus includes the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Episodic and chronic migraine
  • Cluster headache
  • Headaches resulting from high and low cerebrospinal fluid pressure
  • Less common headache syndromes such as SUNCT, paroxysmal hemicranias, hemicranias continua, hypnic headache
  • Medication overuse headaches
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

He has been treating patients with complex headache syndromes for the past 25 years.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Cutrer is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. His research interests include the genomics of migraine and anti-migraine therapies and functional neuroimaging in migraine. He is the director of the Mayo Headache Fellowship Program in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Cutrer is currently the enterprise chairman of the Headache Division of Mayo Clinic.

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Headache NOS
  3. Migraine
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Cluster headaches
  • Pathophysiological mechanisms, genetics and treatment of primary headache disorders

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 1994
    Research Fellowship - The Stroke Research Lab-Department of NeurosurgeryMassachusetts General Hospital
  2. 1992
    Chief Resident - NeurologyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  3. 1992
    Chief Resident - NeurologySepulveda VA Hospital
  4. 1992
    Chief Resident - NeurologyOlive View Medical Center
  5. 1992
    Chief Resident - NeurologyUniversity Hospital of California
  6. 1991
    Resident - NeurologyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  7. 1991
    Resident - NeurologyUniversity Hospital of California
  8. 1991
    Resident - NeurologySepulveda VA Hospital
  9. 1991
    Resident - NeurologyOlive View Medical Center
  10. 1989
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center
  11. 1988
    MDUniversity of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine
  12. 1980
    MM - MusicAmerican Conservatory of Music
  13. 1978
    BA - MusicBelhaven College
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  1. 2006
    Headache MedicineUnited Council of Neurologic Specialties
  2. 1993
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology