Faculty Profile

Dr. Seymour Solomon, M.D.

Seymour Solomon, M.D.

Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professional Interests

Dr. Seymour Solomon was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1924 and received his primary and secondary education there. After graduating from Marquette University School of Medicine (now the Medical College of Wisconsin), he trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee. He completed his residency in neurology at Montefiore Hospital and then became Director of Neurology at Philadelphia General Hospital. The remainder of his career was at Montefiore Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in various roles. He was Director of EEG, acting chief of the department, and Vice Chairmen of Neurology. Ultimately, he became Director of the Montefiore Headache Unit in 1980, where he continues to work. Dr. Solomon had faculty appointments at Temple University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 1983. Dr. Solomon has held many positions in the American Headache Society, including president, and is a past chairman of the American Council for Headache Education. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and fellow and regent of the American Headache Society. He is a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Pain Society, the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the International Headache Society and the World Federation of Neurology. Dr. Solomon has received awards from the National Headache Foundation, the American Council for Headache Education, the American Headache Society, and the Staff and Alumni Association of Montefiore. The Montefiore Headache Center has an interdisciplinary staff which includes 4 neurologist/ headache specialists, a psychologist and the support of experts in neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and pediatrics. The Montefiore Headache Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of headache disorders.

Selected Publications

Dr. Solomon has written more than 200 scientific papers, book chapters and reviews. He is author of The Headache Book for the lay population. His particular interests are the clinical aspects of headache including diagnosis, classification and definition of unusual headache syndromes, as well as clinical trials. Dr. Solomon initiated and was abstracts editor of the journal Headache.

More Information About Dr. Seymour Solomon

The Montefiore Headache Center

American Headache Society

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