Seymour Diamond, MD, AQH
April 15, 1925 – October 11, 2019

Doctor Seymour Diamond was the National Headache Foundation’s Executive Chair and one of its founders. Doctor Diamond was Director Emeritus and Founder of the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, Illinois. Previously, he served as Adjunct Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, as well as Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine of The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois. From 2009 through 2010, he was also a Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois.

Doctor Diamond received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977. In November 2002, he received the President’s Award from The Chicago Medical School Alumni Association.

Doctor Diamond served as editor for 16 publications. In addition, he has published over 500 articles in the professional literature. Doctor Diamond has authored or co-authored over 63 books, including Diagnosing and Managing Migraine, 7th edition (2008); Headache Through the Ages (with Mary A. Franklin, 2005); Conquering Your Migraine (with Mary A. Franklin, 2001); Headache and Your Child (with Amy Diamond, 2001), and The Headache Godfather (with Charlie Morey, 2015). With Donald J. Dalessio, he has co-edited five editions of The Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache. In 2015, he served as Editor of the textbook, Headache and Migraine: Biology and Management.

Doctor Diamond lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has held more than 30 professional association offices in the past. In 1988, he was the first recipient of the Migraine Trust Lectureship, from the British Migraine Trust. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Study of Headache, in 1999.

Executive Committee

Vincent Martin, MD

Mason, Ohio

Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh, FACP, AQH

First Vice President
St. Louis, Missouri

Emily Kandel

Second Vice President and Fundraising Chairperson
Scarsdale, New York

Chad J. Beste

Rosemont, Illinois

Jill Dehlin, R.N., CHES

Lansing, Michigan

Board Members

Margot Andersen, MSW

Glenview, IL

James Beasley

Turberville, South Carolina

Jan Brandes

Jan Lewis Brandes, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

Roger K. Cady, MD

Woodinville, Washington

Merle Diamond, MD, AQH

Chicago, Illinois

Konrad Kothmann

Chicago, IL

Marc D. Lefkowitz

Washington, D.C.

John Richards

Carmel, IN

Tad Seifert, MD

Louisville, Kentucky

Margaret Azarian, PhD (Emeritus)

Guilford,, Connecticut

Arthur H. Elkind, M.D. (Emeritus)

New Rochelle, New York

Honorary Board

Mark Green, M.D.

New York, New York

Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky

Santa Fe, New Mexico

K. Michael Welch, MB, ChB, FRCP

North Chicago, Illinois

Walter Stewart, PhD, MPH

Concord, California

James M. Staulcup

Batavia, Illinois

Gary E. Ruoff, MD

Kalamazoo, Michigan

A. David Rothner, MD

Cleveland, Ohio

Carol Girard-de-Frain

Miramar, Florida

Philip E. Hixon

Rancho Mirage, California

Patrick P.A. Humphrey, PhD, DSc

San Francisco, California

Paul Kandel

Scarsdale, New York

Richard B. Lipton, MD

Bronx, New York

Edmund Messina, MD

Lansing, Michigan

Ian Phillips

Ivoryton, Connecticut

NHF Executive Director

Mary Franklin

Executive Director
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