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Lawrence Newman

  • PROFESSOR Neurology
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  • Headache Medicine

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Elmhurst Hospital Center

  • Residency, Neurology
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Fellowship, Neurology - Headache
    Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine


    Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS, FAAN-  Is Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine and Director of the Roosevelt Hospital Center Headache Institute.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, being Board Certified in Neurology.  He has also received sub-specialty certification in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties.

    Dr. Newman is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, National Headache Foundation, and the International Headache Society.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the Headache Society (AHS) and is currently  Executive the President of the AHS. 

    Dr. Newman is the Co-Editor for the journal Current Pain and Headache Reports, and is an Editorial Board Member of the journal Headache Currents.  He is an ad-hoc reviewer for the journals Headache, Cephalalgia, and Neurology.

    Dr. Newman was a resident and chief resident in Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, and completed a formal Headache Fellowship at the Montefiore Headache Unit. He was the Director of the Montefiore Headache Unit from 1996-1997, before founding the Headache Institute at Roosevelt.

    Dr. Newman has lectured on a variety of topics both nationally and internationally, and recently received the Leonard L. Lovshin Lectureship Award from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He has authored or co-authored 2 books, 35 original publications, 6 monographs, 33 book chapters, and presented 23 scientific papers at major meetings.  He is the Co-editor of the textbook series What Do I Do Now?, published by Oxford University Press.



Newman LC. Why triptan treatment can fail: focus on gastrointestinal manifestations of migraine. Headache 2013 Jun; 53 Suppl 1.

Cohen JM, Bigal ME, Newman LC. Migraine and vestibular symptoms--identifying clinical features that predict . Headache 2011 Oct; 51(9).

Yablon LA, Newman LC. Hemicrania continua: a second case in which the remitting form evolved from the chronic form. Headache 2010 Sep; 50(8).

Newman LC, Harper S, Jones BA, Campbell J. Frovatriptan for acute treatment of migraine associated with menstruation: results from an open-label postmarketing surveillance study. Journal of women's health (2002) 2009 Aug; 18(8).

Newman LC, Newman EB. Rebound abdominal pain: noncephalic pain in abdominal migraine is exacerbated by medication overuse. Headache 2008 Jun; 48(6).

Newman LC. Understanding the causes and prevention of menstrual migraine: the role of estrogen. Headache 2007 Sep; 47 Suppl 2.

Newman LC, Broner SW, Lay CL. Reversible anorgasmia with topiramate therapy for migraine. Neurology 2005 Oct; 65(8).

Newman LC, Spears RC, Lay CL. Hemicrania continua: a third case in which attacks alternate sides. Headache 2004 Sep; 44(8).

Newman LC. Cluster headaches and related disorders. Postgraduate medicine 2003 Nov; 114(5 Suppl Understanding).

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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Newman during 2014 and/or 2015. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Depomed; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose.

  • Allergan, Inc.

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