Seymour Diamond, MD
Executive Chair and Founder
Doctor Seymour Diamond is the National Headache Foundation’s Executive Chair and one of its founders. Doctor Diamond is 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 has 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 has 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.
For 70 years, Doctor Diamond has been married to Elaine, and they have three daughters: Judi Diamond-Falk, Merle Diamond, M.D., and Amy Diamond. Their family includes six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.