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Stephen Silberstein

Stephen D. Silberstein MD

Professor, Department 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 was 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. He did a medical internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After com­pleting a fellowship in neurology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, Dr. Silberstein completed a medicine/neurology residency at the Hos­pital of the University of Pennsyl­vania. He 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 Scandanavia, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology, 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 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and lectures extensively on the patho­genesis, neuro­biology, di­ag­nosis, and treatment of headache.