About Us

The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is devoted to expanding the understanding of migraine disease and its true scope. Migraine is a full-body condition with a broad spectrum of symptoms, AMD is focused on including many medical specialties in the management of this disease. The centerpiece of this effort is a comprehensive online course to accelerate the training of more medical professionals. For patients, AMD shares the opinions of experts in its series of short podcasts, called Spotlight on Migraine. AMD also holds an annual in-person Migraine Symposium to explore new hot topics in migraine with the help of guests from various expertises. Knowing that migraine has yet to capture the support of the general public, AMD hosts Shades for Migraine, a playful, collaborative awareness campaign. Finally, AMD strives to connect and grow an integrated migraine research community through the Migraine Science Collaborative.

Executive Board

Frederick Godley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

President & Founder

Michael Teixido, M.D.

Michael Teixido, M.D.

Vice President & Co-founder

Shivang G. Joshi, MD

Mark E. Mehle, MD

Leigh Serth

Leigh Serth


Research Advisory Committee

KC Brennan, MD, PhD

University of Utah

Basic mechanisms of migraine and post-traumatic headache

Larry Charleston IV, MD, MSc

University of Michigan

Headache Disorders

Paul Durham, PhD

Missouri State University

Cellular and molecular mechanisms, epigenetics

Gregory Dussor, PhD

University of Texas at Dallas

Pathological mechanisms and therapeutic targets for migraine headache.

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Headache disorders and intracranial pressure disorders

Georgia Hodes, PhD

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Sex differences in the peripheral and central immune system 

Amanda Jaimeson, PhD

Brown University


Felicia Jefferson, PhD

Fort Valley State University

Sleep science and minority research career development

Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, RPh

DENT Neurologic Institute

Research Focus: Headache disorders

Deena Kuruvilla, MD

Yale School of Medicine

Research Focus: Headache disorders

Dan Levy, PhD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre & Harvard Medical School

Research Focus: Intracranial meninges and its trigeminal sensory innervation

Nasim Maleki, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Focus: Sex-related contributions to migraine disease

Angela O'Neal, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Research Focus: Women’s neurology

Jelena Pavlović, MD, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Focus: Hormonal regulation of migraine

Amynah Pradhan, PhD

Amynah Pradhan, PhD

University of Illinois

Research Focus: Translationally significant animal models of headache 

Carl Saab, PhD

Cleveland Clinic

Research Focus: Translational research in chronic pain

Stephen Silberstein, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHS

Thomas Jefferson University

Research Focus: Headache disorders

William Renthal, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School

Research Focus: Human genetics related to migraine pathophysiology

Gretchen Tietjen, MD

University of Toledo

Research Focus: Migraine, stroke, early life stress, vascular biology

Specialty Representative Committee

Gary Heir, DMD (Oral Surgeon)
Mark Andreozzi, DO (General Otolaryngologist)
Sandra Banas, MD (Neurotologist)
Jim Buskirk, PT (Physical Therapist)
John Carey, MD (Neurotologist)
Norm Gordon, MD (Neurology)
Michael Moskowitz, MD (Neurology)
Devyani Lal, MD (General Otolaryngologist)
Michael Makaretz, MD (General Otolaryngologist)
Diane Lipscombe, PhD (Research)
Ann Taylor, MD (Pharmaceutical Research & Internal Medicine)
Mia Minen, MD  (Neurologist)
Lucille A. Rathier, Ph.D. (Psychiatrist)
Julie Roth, MD (Neurologist)
Carl Saab, PhD (Researcher)
Jerry Schreibstein, MD (General Otolaryngologist)
Alejandro Vazquez, MD (Otolaryngologist, Rhinologist)
Stewart Tepper, MD (Neurology)
Wendy Wright, NP
Roseanne Krauter, NP
Christopher Ferreira, PA (Emergency)

AMD Staff



Alicia Torborg

Executive Director

Leigh Serth

Leigh Serth

Director of Operations

Melissa Calise

Director of Communications

Monica Mallampalli

Senior Scientific Advisor

Donna Parks-Tamburro

Office Manager

Molly O'Brien

PR Coordinator

Cynthia Blair

Creative Director

Jim Carleton

Jim Carleton

Research Liaison

Our Corporate Partners

The Association of Migraine Disorders is grateful to our generous corporate partners for their support as we work to

make a difference for migraine patients.

The Association of Migraine Disorders is grateful for the support of its sponsors, but it does not endorse their products and services.

If you are interested in sponsoring an AMD program or initiative, please email [email protected]

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