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THE HEADACHE CLINICS featuring: The Diamond Headache Clinic Chicago, Illinois The Diamond Headache Clinic is the first comprehensive and private headache center in the world that is dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of headache pain. The Clinic was founded in 1972 by Seymour Diamond, MD, who had begun treating headache patients in 1963 as part of his family practice. In 1972, he limited his practice to the management of headache patients. The following is based on an interview with Doctor Merle Diamond, the Manag- ing Director and President, and Mr. Konrad Kothmann, the CFO/COO. Dr. Merle Diamond received a B.S. with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, and was awarded her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. She completed residencies in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is a former fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and currently is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She received the Certificate of Added Qualification in Head- ache Medicine in 2001, and the Subspecialty Certification for Headache Medicine from the United Council for Neuro- logic Subspecialties in 2007. She joined the staff of the Diamond Headache Clinic in 1989 after serving as an attending physician and clinical instructor at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, and as an attending physician at Evanston and St. Francis hospitals, both in Evanston, IL. Currently, Dr. Diamond is an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Director of the Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit at Presence-Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. She is a Clinical Assistant Profes- sor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. Also, she is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Merle Diamond serves as Director of the courses spon- sored by the Diamond Research & Educational Foundation, and is a member of the Board of the National Headache Foundation. She has written numerous articles on the topic of headache, particularly migraine in women and the emer- gency department treatment of migraine and headache. She was an Associate Editor of Headache and Migraine – Biology and Management, which was published in 2015 by Elsevier. The Co-Director of the Clinic is George J. Urban, MD, who joined the staff in 1990. Dr. Urban is a native of Presov, Czechoslovakia. Dr. Urban graduated from Safarik Univer- sity Medical School in 1974, and from there, completed a residency and fellowship in Neurology at the Municipal Hospital, Kosice, Czechoslovakia. He emigrated to the US in 1985, first settling in San Francisco and then moving to the Midwest. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. Dr. Urban is currently on the staff of Presence-Saint Jo- seph Hospital and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine www.headaches.org | National Headache Foundation 35