Medical Advisory Board

Prof. David Yarnitsky

Director, Department of Neurology
Rambam Healthcare Campus, Israel

Professor David Yarnitsky is the Director of the Department of Neurology at Rambam Health Care Campus.  He also heads the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Prof. Yarnitsky graduated from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and completed his residency in Neurology at Rambam, followed by a two-year pain and neuromuscular fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.

His main research interest is in understanding pain modulation mechanisms and applying them in clinical pain practice. In addition to supervising clinical training of neurology residents, he mentors graduate and doctoral students in the neurophysiology of pain. He has won several research grants from funding agencies including the US Army, European Union, Israel Science Foundation, Binational US-Israel Foundation, Migraine Research Foundation and others. He also heads the research committee for the Neuropathic Pain Special-Interest-Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).  In 2014, Prof. Yarnitsky received the Ron Melzack Award from the IASP for the best paper of the year in pain research, and he gave a plenary talk at the IASP world meeting.

He is the Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Pain, and served until recently as Associate Editor for Pain. For the past six years he has led an international forum of experts on the issue of conditioned pain modulation; the forum has already published two recommendation papers, and is about to publish a third one.

Prof. Yarnitsky has authored some 160 papers, several chapters, editorials, review articles and meta-analyses. He is a regular speaker at the World and European Pain conferences, and serves as member of scientific committees for relevant meetings

Stephen D. Silberstein, MD

Professor of Neurology
Director, Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and is Co-Director of the national and international Headache Guideline Project, in cooperation with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. He was the Chairman of the International Headache Society meeting in Philadelphia in 2009. He is Chairman of the headache research group of the World Federation of Neurology.
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.
Dr. Silberstein is the Senior Editor of the 8th edition of Wolff’s Headache and Other Head Pain, Associate Editor of Cephalalgia and CNS Drugs, and a present or prior member of the Editorial Board of Headache; Cephalalgia; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry; and Topics in Pain Management. He is an ad hoc reviewer for many publications, including The New England Journal of Medicine; Brain, The Lancet, JAMA, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Annals of Neurology, and Neurology.
Dr. Silberstein has more than 300 publications to his credit. He lectures extensively on the pathogenesis, neurobiology, diagnosis, and treatment of headache. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Headache Society in 2016.

David Dodick, MD

David W. Dodick, MD, is a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. He is the program director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and the director of the Headache Program and the Sports Neurology and Concussion Program at Mayo Clinic. He is also an adjunct professor and international chairman of headache in the department of neurosciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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. He has authored more than 330 peer-reviewed publications and authored or edited 10 books. He is the chairman of the Sports Concussion Conference Workgroup and the Annual Sports Concussion Conference of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the academy’s Annual Meeting Committee.

He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Lancet Neurology, Postgraduate Medicine, Headache, and Cephalalgia. Dodick is president of the International Headache Society, chairman of the American Migraine Foundation, co-director of the U.S. Academic Headache Consortium, immediate past editor-in-chief of Cephalalgia, and past president of the American Headache Society.