Messoud Ashina, MD, PhD, DMSc
Professor of Neurology
Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen
Messoud Ashina, MD, is a professor of neurology in the faculty of health and medical sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Ashina received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Azerbaijan Medical University. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Ashina received his PhD and DMSc degrees at the University of Copenhagen.
He is director of the Human Migraine Research Unit at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup.
Professor Ashina has been actively involved in headache research since 1995. His research interests include experimental migraine and cluster headache models, neuroimaging, novel antimigraine drug targets, the mechanism of migraine, and the action of antimigraine medications. He has authored over 400 papers, abstracts, and book chapters on the topic of headache, including migraine and cluster headache.
Professor Ashina serves as associate editor of three journals: Cephalalgia, Brain, and The Journal of Headache and Pain. He is also immediate past president of the International Headache Society.