Diane Wirz, MD

“Although it is important for a physician to be knowledgeable in his or her field, it isn’t enough. People want to be heard and understood. A person with headaches is frightened about what that pain may represent. It takes time to understand a person’s problem as well as to understand who that person is. Empathy, compassion, and hope become therapeutic tools that help people to heal.”

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board certified, headache medicine
  • Board certified, internal medicine

Special Interests:

Education:

  • Bachelor of science in nursing, cum laude, Russell Sage College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Medical degree, Albany Medical College
  • Residency in medicine, Danbury Hospital
  • Chief resident in medicine, Danbury Hospital
  • Residency in neurology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Electrodiagnosis training, Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian

Honors:

  • Listed in Top Docs, Connecticut Magazine
  • Russell Sage College Honor Society
  • Russell Sage College Kellas Scholar
  • Russell Sage College honors in nursing
  • Bachelor of science, cum laude, Russell Sage College
  • Deans Letter for Excellence, Albany Medical School
  • Janet Glasgow Scholarship citation, American Woman’s Association
  • Upjohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Outpatient Medicine
  • Fredrick H. Hesser Prize for Clinical Neurology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Affiliations:

  • Yale School of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Clinical assistant professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)
  • Fairfield County Medical Society
  • Fairfield County Neurology Society
  • American Association for Study of Headaches
  • Connecticut Neurological Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • American Medical Women’s Association

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