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Co-Chairs

Merle Diamond, MD
President, Managing Director
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Merle Diamond completed her bachelor’s degree with honors at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and completed her Doctorate of Medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and was a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Diamond is a Fellow of the Chicago Institute of Medicine. 

She joined Diamond Headache Clinic in 1989 and is currently the president and managing director of all Diamond Headache Clinic locations as well as AMITA St. Joseph Diamond Headache Clinic Inpatient Unit.  

Dr. Diamond is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. She is also a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. 

She has received numerous awards, most recently she was named Top Doctor in Chicago Magazine 2021. She has also contributed to over 70 articles in the professional medical literature community, and has co-authored several headache textbooks. 

Vincent T. Martin, MD
Director, UC Headache and Facial Pain Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Vincent T. Martin, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Dr. Martin received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After completing a residency and fellowship in general medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, he served as chief resident in the medical center’s Department of Internal Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and headache medicine. 

Dr. Martin is a member of several professional and scientific societies, including the American Headache Society and International Headache Society. He served on the Board of directors of the American Headache Society from 2002-2008.  He is currently president of the National Headache Foundation and past president of the Ohio Headache Association.  

An active contributor to the body of medical research on migraine, Dr. Martin is currently serving as principal investigator or co-investigator on a number of clinical trials on the prophylactic and acute treatment of migraine. He has lectured throughout the country on the subject of migraine pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. His contributions to the scientific literature on migraine and headache are numerous. He had co-authored many articles and abstracts on the following topics: 1) migraine trigger factors, 2) abbreviated migraine diagnostic criteria, 3) role of ovarian hormones in the provocation of migraine headache, 4) association between rhinitis, asthma and allergy with migraine headache, 5) association between weather and new onset headache in migraineurs and 6) association between joint hypermobility and migraine headache.