Natalia Murinova M.D., M.H.A.

Natalia Murinova M.D., M.H.A.

Specialties and Expertise

Chronic Pain, Internal Medicine, Neurology


Neurology, Neurosciences


English, French, Russian, Slovak


Primary Location

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7688|Map It 

Headache Clinic at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 306
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.6950|Map It 

Neurology Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.646.7777|Map It 


Dr. Natalia Murinova is director of the UW Medicine Headache Center and a UW clinical assistant professor of neurology. She is an expert in treating patients with migraines, cluster headaches and chronic headaches.

She also conducts clinical research in headaches and is passionate about educating the new generation of younger physicians, both neurology residents and fellows interested in treating of patients with chronic pain at the University of Washington.

Dr. Murinova earned her M.D. from the University of Comenius, in Czechoslovakia (current Slovakia). She completed training in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She first came to the UW as resident in neurology in 2001, and then practiced general neurology in the community. She then returned to the University of Washington for fellowship in headache medicine in 2006, and stayed at the University of Washington in the field of headache medicine.

She completed her master’s degree in health administration from the UW in 2013. She is listed in "The Best Doctors in Seattle” in 2013 and 2015.

She is board certified in neurology and headache medicine. She is also a member of American Academy of Neurology and International Headache Society and American Headache Society.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in a holistic approach to healing: there is connection of body, mind, genetics, nutrition and exercise in the in healing of each patient. I approach each of my patients as a unique individual with their own goals. I especially like to work with patients who are actively involved in their care and partner with me in their health plan. I think that the key to success is clear communication, honesty and establishing trust since many patients need long-term treatment plan and ongoing prevention strategy. I try to motivate and support my patients.

At the Headache Center, we bring together all aspects of headache medicine evaluation and treatment for the patient's benefit.

As a physician, it excites me to be able to successfully take care of patients. Our resources to do that are much better now than even a few years ago.

Personal Interests

I enjoy outdoor sports, yoga, gardening, volunteering in her community, art, opera, classical music and spending time with family and friends.

Clinical Interests

Clinical research in headache treatment; headache prevention; complementary medicine; patient self-management.

Research Interests

Research in new headache treatments; research into treatment outcomes, information technology in headache medicine.


Comenius UniversityMedical education1991
Henry Ford HospitalInternshipInternal Medicine
Henry Ford HospitalResidencyInternal Medicine
UW - Dept. of NeurologyFellowshipHeadache Medicine
UW - Dept. of NeurologyResidencyNeurology


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology2006
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