Division of Headache

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and treatment of headache and pain of all types including migraine with and without aura, chronic daily headaches, tension-type headaches (episodic and chronic), medication overuse headaches, cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.

Research Interests

Headache, pain, analgesic drug development


Northwestern University, 1976

Internship in Internal Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1977

Residency in Neurology
Northwestern University Medical Center, 1980

Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners, 2015
Fellow, American Academy of Pain Medicine, 1996
Fellow, American Academy of Integrated Medicine, 2000, 2016

Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, 1992
Diplomate, American Board Forensic Examiners, 1996, 2014
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine, 1996, 2014
Diplomate, American Academy of Integrated Medicine, 2000, 2016

Certified, American Society of NeuroRehabilitation, 1993
American Board of Disability Analysts, Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate, 1996
Colorado Division of Worker’s Compensation – Level I & II Accreditation (1992-1998)

Publications, Research and Outreach

  • Author of five textbooks and more than 150 peer review research papers and book chapters on the topics of headache, pain, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Frequent lecturer on headache and pain of all types, minor traumatic brain injury, and the autonomic nervous system.

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Academy of Pain Management (Founding Member, 1988)
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (Algology), Founding Member, 1983
  • American Headache Society (formerly American Association for the Study of Headache)
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • Eastern Pain Association (Past President)
  • Florida Academy of Pain Medicine (Past President)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • International Headache Society

  • Phone Number

    (984) 974-4401

  • Address

    194 Finley Golf Course Road, Suite 200

    Chapel Hill, NC 27517