Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Headache Society. He has served the American Headache Society as President, Treasurer, and Board of Directors member. He has served on the Publications, Scientific, and Education Committees of the American Headache Society and was Co-chairman of the Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr. Silberstein received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in neurology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, Dr. Silberstein served as a Pharmacology Research Associate in the Toxicology Laboratory of Clinical Science at the National Institutes of Mental Health, and completed a neurology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
David W. Dodick, MD
David W. Dodick, MD Professor Director, Headache Division Director, Sport Neurology and Concussion Program Department of Neurology Mayo Clinic Phoenix, AZ
David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP (C), FACP, is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is the Program Director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. He is the Medical Director of the Headache Program as well as the Concussion Program at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Dr. Dodick received a medical degree with distinction from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed an internship and a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by fellowship training at the University of Toronto, in Ontario. Dr. Dodick is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). He also holds United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties certification in headache medicine and ABPN certification in vascular neurology.
Dr. Dodick has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and coauthored 8 books. He serves as Editor in Chief of Cephalalgia and is on the editorial board of several journals, including The Neurologist, Postgraduate Medicine, and Lancet Neurology. He is the Immediate Past-President of the American Headache Society, Chair of the American Migraine Foundation, and Vice-Chair of the World Federation of Neurology Headache Research Group.
Statement of Need According to the 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study, headache represents one of the top 10 causes of disability, and migraine, in particular, is responsible for 3% of disability attributable to a specific disease. Although most headache patients are managed in the primary care setting, chronic headache remains the most common cause of neurological consultation. In the United States, the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) study reported an overall prevalence of migraine headache of 11.7%, probable migraine of 4.5%, and chronic migraine (CM) of 1%. CM represents a more disabling and difficult-to-treat disorder than episodic migraine (EM). It is also the most common form of chronic daily headache seen in US clinics. However, CM is an underdiagnosed and undertreated disorder; only 20%-25% of patients who meet the criteria for CM receive appropriate diagnosis today.
CM can be considered a complication of EM with more frequent attacks and fewer pain-free intervals. The AMPP study found that compared with EM patients, CM patients have doubly higher rates of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Other disorders that are often seen in CM patients include respiratory disorders, cardiac risk factors, diabetes, and obesity. Notably, as demonstrated by recent studies, appropriate preventive treatment for CM might lessen headache disability, associated comorbidities, and improve health-related quality of life. Since an increasing number of CM patients present to neurology and pain specialists, it is of key importance that these health care providers are kept up-to-date with evidence-based best practices in establishing correct diagnosis for CM and choosing appropriate multimodal treatment strategies.
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