Dr. Crystal J. Jicha is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in headaches and facial pain disorders, including migraines, cluster headaches, occipital neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia.

Crystal J. Jicha, MD

Specialties

Neurology

Clinical Interests

facial pain, headaches and migraines, cluster headaches, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia

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Medical Services
Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
Language
  • English
Gender
Female
Medical School
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of MedicineNeurology
Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of MedicineHeadache and Facial Pain
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Neurology
  • Member — American Headache Society
  • Member — Headache Cooperative of the Pacific
Awards and Recognition
  • Future of Headache Medicine Award, 2022 — American Headache Society
  • Frontiers in Headache Research Award, 2021 — American Headache Society
More Information

Dr. Crystal J. Jicha is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in headaches and facial pain disorders, including migraines, cluster headaches, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, low- and high-pressure headaches.

She is skilled in treatment procedures that include nerve blocks, trigger point injections, sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and Botox.

Jicha earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. She completed a residency in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, where she served as chief resident. She then completed fellowship training in headache and facial pain at Montefiore Medical Center.

Her research and professional interests include women's health, patient advocacy and healthcare for underserved populations.

Jicha sees patients in Orange and Newport Beach.

Pavilion 1
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
UCI Health — Newport Beach MacArthur
4000 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: 949-445-8768
Fax: 866-251-0713
UCI Health Newport — Old Newport Boulevard
401 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 201
Newport Beach, CA 92663