Stephen Silberstein, MD
Professor Neurology, Director,
Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine
Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, is MDLinx's Internal and Family Medicine editorial board member covering the
topic of migraine.
He 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 Com.mit.tees 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. He did a medical internship
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After com.pleting a fellowship in neurology at the
National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, Dr. Silberstein completed a medicine/neurology residency
at the Hos.pital of the University of Pennsyl.vania. He served as a pharmacology research associate in the
Toxicology Laboratory of Clinical Science at the National In.stitutes of Mental Health and completed a
neurology residency at the Hos.pital of the University of Pennsyl.vania.
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,
Dr. Silberstein has more than 300 publications to his credit and lectures extensively on the patho.genesis,
neuro.biology, di.ag.nosis, and treatment of headache.