Alan M. Rapoport, MD
Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Alan M. Rapoport is a Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches medical students, neurology residents and fellows. He is also the founder and Director-Emeritus of The New England Center for Headache, in Stamford, Connecticut. Board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine, he has co-authored more than 250 articles, chapters and posters on headache. He has lectured around the country and internationally to general physicians and headache specialists on all aspects of headache pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment and has appeared many times on national radio and television programs, such as The Today Show, Good Morning America and 20/20.
He is an editor of Headache, CNS Drugs and Editor in Chief of Neurology Reviews, and he reviews for many peer-reviewed journals such as Cephalalgia, Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine and Headache. He has co-authored nine books on headache for patients, physicians and nurses. The most recent book is Conquering Daily Headache (BC Decker).
Dr. Rapoport, along with Dr. Cowan, a Professor of Neurology at Stanford University, has formed a non-profit organization which specializes in creating personal medical histories online to save time and money in the health care field and bring many more patients in contact with medical experts.
Dr. Rapoport has served on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society (AHS) and is the immediate past President of the Fairfield County Neurological Society, the Founding President of the Headache Cooperative of New England (HCNE), the founding Director of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP) and until June 2011 was the Chairman of the Education and Membership Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Headache Society and in June 2011 was elected to the position of President-Elect.