I.R.C.C.S. Besta – Headache Centre and Neurological Department

Massimo Leone

Biosketch

Dr Massimo Leone, birth 06/01/1962, medical degree in 1986 and neurologist in 1990. Since 1985 is at the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy Headache Centre and Neurological Department.

  • Past-member of the National Directory of the Italian Society for the Study of the Headaches
  • Past-member of the National Directory of the Italian Neurological Society
  • Co-founder of the Italian Headache Neurological Association (ANIRCEF)
  • Co-founder of the Italian Headache Foundation (FICEF)
  • Referee for various international neurological and headache journals
  • Member of the International Headache Society board for Headache Classification
  • Lecturer at a number of European and US Universities
  • Head of the Neuromodulation Unit at the Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Milan from 2007 to 2018
  • He has published more than 280 scientific papers.
  • He introduced deep brain stimulation as a proof-of-concept novel treatment for intractable cluster headache.
  • Principal Investigator in a number of innovative therapeutic trials on cluster headache and migraine.
  • Member of the International Headache Society Study Group on the Emerging Therapies
  • Since 2005.
  • Editor with professor Arne May of the book entitled “Cluster Headache and other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgias” (in press)
  • Advisor for Neurosciences and Medical Education for the International Health Program DREAM 2.0 (Disease Relief through Excellent and Advanced Means) for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and chronic non-communicable diseases in eleven sub-Saharan countries.
  • Director of Neurology for the Global Health Telemedicine (GHT) program
  • He acts as voluntary in various programs of the Community of Sant’Egidio as services to homeless, elderly, humanitarian corridors, dialog between different cultures and religions both at local and international level