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Morris Levin


Director of the UCSF Headache Center
Author of Understanding Your Migraines

Dr. Morris Levin serves as chief of the headache medicine division and director of the Headache Center at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in managing all forms of facial pain and headache, including migraines, cluster headaches, cervicogenic – or neck-related – headaches and post-traumatic headaches. His research interests include cervicogenic headache, post-concussion headache and neurology education on headache diagnosis, which he believes is key to successful treatment.

Levin earned his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School. He completed a residency in neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, followed by subspecialty training at the Montefiore Headache Center and Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute.

Levin has authored or edited books including Neurology Clinical Case Studies, Comprehensive Review of Headache Medicine and Emergency Neurology. He co-authored Head, Neck and Facial Pain; Educational Review Manual in Neurology; Headache and Facial Pain; and Refractory Migraine. He also serves as associate editor for numerous medical journals. In addition, Levin is a member of various professional societies, including the International Headache Society, where he serves on the classification committee. He chairs the headache and facial pain section of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Education

    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, 1980

  • Residencies

    Jacobi Medical Center, 1985

  • Board Certifications

    Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Academic Title


Migraines are disabling – and invisible, so people with migraines are often not taken seriously. Fortunately, there is help.

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