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Today’s Talks

Alternative Treatments for Cluster Headache

Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Full Bio

Dr. Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. He’s board certified in neurology, headache, and pain, and has a fellowship in pain management. In addition to his work at Boston University, he practices neurology at Boston Medical Center, and he’s a medical advisor at one of the largest and most active nonprofit organizations in the world for cluster patient advocacy: ClusterBusters.

Length: 41 minutes

Diagnosing Pressure Headaches vs. CSF Leaks

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN

Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Full Bio

Dr. Deborah Friedman is an award-winning neurologist and headache specialist. She has been elected to the “Best Doctors in America” regularly since 1998, and U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors since 2011. Dr. Friedman is also a professor of neurology & neurotherapeutics and ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she directs the Headache and Facial Pain Program and the Integrated Project Team for Intracranial Pressure Disorders. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Headache Society

Length: 57 minutes

Understanding Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness

Michael T. Teixido, MD

Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Full Bio

Dr. Michael Teixido is an otolaryngologist with a special interest in medical and surgical conditions that affect hearing and balance. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and developed an interest in ear surgery because of a hereditary hearing condition in his family. He actively pursues his goals to advance the study and understanding of problems involving hearing, balance, and general otolaryngology through his participation in many national professional organizations and through frequent lectures to his professional colleagues and the public. Dr. Teixido has taken a leadership role in otolaryngology in education on migraine and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and he has established teaching tools and foundations to improve patient care.

Dr. Teixido has an active neurotologic practice. He is the director of the Delaware Otologic Medicine and Surgery Fellowship, director of the Balance and Mobility center of Christiana Care, and co-director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant and Auditory Rehabilitation Program of the duPont Hospital for Children. He teaches residents in otolaryngology regularly at Thomas Jefferson, University of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Length: 48 minutes

When Migraine Disables But Doesn’t Hurt

Shazia Afridi, MD, PhD

Headache Lead for Neurology
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London
Full Bio

Dr. Afridi qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London with an intercalated neuroscience degree. Following her basic medical training in London, she completed her PhD at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, looking at functional imaging in migraine. She then went on to complete her higher training in London and is a consultant neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, where she established the headache service in the neurology department. Her research interests include imaging in migraine and complex migraine aura. Dr. Afridi has been a council member of BASH (British Association for the Study of Headache) and is a trustee for The Migraine Trust. She was also on the scientific committee for The Migraine Trust International Symposium in 2018.

Length: 23 minutes


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