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Dr. Elliot Shevel

B. D. S., Dip. M. F. Q. S., M.B., B. Ch. , South Africa

In collaboration with migraine researchers from the European and American Headache Societies and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Neurology, Dr Elliot Shevel has spearheaded the development of highly effective treatment modalities for migraines and tension headaches.

Funded by the Italian and South African governments, Dr Shevel’s research programmes into migraine and tension headache symptoms are receiving increased international attention. This facilitates and drives new breakthroughs in the treatment of migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.

In his capacity as Medical Director of The Headache Clinic, a position he has held since the clinic’s inception in 1992, Dr Shevel heads a team of migraine and tension headache specialists, practitioners and researchers whose primary aim is the better understanding of migraine and tension headache. This team includes surgeons, physiotherapists, neurologists, general practitioners (GPs), radiologists, dental specialists and psychologists, among others. The members of this team have been extensively trained in the diagnosis of migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches, according to the protocols laid down by Dr Shevel.

Dr Shevel has published more than thirty scientific studies in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals on migraine, cluster, hemiplegic migraine and tension-type headache. Dr Shevel is also a peer reviewer for 'Headache', the official journal of the American Headache Society, 'Cephalalgia' the official journal of the International Headache Society, 'The European Journal of Neurology', 'The Journal of Clinical Practice', the 'British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research', and many more.

Dr Shevel recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data and is unscientific.

    Dr E H Spiering

    Professor E H Spierings

    B.Med.Sc., M.Med.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor Egilius L.H. Spierings, is an associate clinical professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is also an associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital an associate clinical professor in craniofacial pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He specializes in the management of headache and facial pain.

    Dr. Spierings earned his bachelor of Science degree, masters of Science degree, medical degree, and doctor of Philosophy degree in experimental pharmacology from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is board certified in Neurology. Dr. Spierings is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
    Dr. Spierings has published more than 200 research and review articles and 12 books.

    Dr Spierings, along with Dr Elliott Shevel pioneered the research on the revolutionary extra cranial surgery to relieve chronic migraine, done by cauterizing the superficial scalp vessels that have long been empirically identified as a root cause of migraine pain. Dr Spiering and Dr Shevel’s research (published in the July 2007 edition of international medical journal, Therapy) describe major therapeutic benefits for migraine sufferers following the cauterisation of tiny branches of the external carotid artery.

      Dr. Bahman Guyuron


      Dr. Guyuron has acted as visiting professor to over 20 academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad including prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Stanford and Mayo Clinic. He has published over 200 medical articles in peer-reviewed journals, three textbooks and over 40 book chapters on plastic surgery and surgical treatment for migraine.

      In his practice, Dr. Guyuron developed an out-patient procedure for the surgical treatment of migraine headaches that he has termed nerve decompression surgery.