Professor and Head of Neurology
Department of Neurology
University Hospital & Essen Headache Center
Prof. Hans-Christoph Diener MD PhD is currently Professor of Neurology, Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Director of the Essen Headache Centre at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. He was formerly President of the German Neurological Society, President of the European Headache Federation (EHF), and the International Headache Society (IHS) and chairs the German Headache Consortium and the German Stroke Data Bank.
Prof. Diener’s work helped establish migraine as a neurological disorder when many thought it was a psychosomatic disease. His subsequent contributions to the field include identifying the factors that lead to drug-induced headache and co-authoring the guidelines that set a common standard for migraine drug trials.
Prof. Diener has authored or co-authored 900 articles in peer reviewed journals (181 as first author, 19 in the NEJM), 324 invited reviews, and 343 book chapters, served as the editor or author of 81 books; and has been the Principal Investigator in more than 30 trials on the acute treatment and prophylaxis of headache disorders.