I.R.C.C.S. Besta – Consultant Neurologist, Headache and Neuroalgology

I.R.C.C.S. Besta – Director of the CME Office 

Domenico D’Amico


Degree in Medicine and Surgery from University of Messina in 1981.

Degree in Neurology at University of Pavia in 1985.

During the past 20 years, responsible for clinical trials and observational studies on the treatment with pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies in migraine, chronic migraine, medication overuse headache, and cluster headache; on assessment of disability, quality of life, and costs in headache patients; on headache in SM, IIH, SIH.

Co-ordination of research activity being carried out by the Lombardy Headache Project, an initiative involving 13 Lombardy Headache Centres and sponsored by the Region of Lombardy (2000-2013)

PI of research programmes financed by the C. Besta Neurological Institute, Scientific Societies, pharmacological companies, and the Italian Ministry of Health.

First author and co-author of more than 200 papers published on international journals.

Member of the International Headache Society, the American Headache Society, the Italian Neurological Society (SIN).

Member of  the International Headache Society Clinical Trials Subcommittee (Guidelines for controlled trials of drugs in migraine), chaired by Prof. P. Tfelt-Hansen (2010-2011).

Among the founding members of the Italian Neurological Association for Research in Headache (ANIRCEF) (2002); Secretary of this society from 2008 to 2010, among the Board of Directors in 2011-2012.

Associate Editor of the journal “Headache”, official publication of the American Headache Society (2011-2013); member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Headache Currents” (2016-ongoing), and then Associate Editor of the supplement “Headache Currents”. Reviewer for several journals.

Regular speaker at updating Meetings; Faculty of numerous International Meetings.

Lecturer at the Courses for Neurologists held by the Association of Headache School (ASC); Scientific Secretariat of several Meetings organized by Scientific Societies.