Doctor Merle Diamond has been a member of the National Headache Foundation Board since 2008. Since 2008, she has been Managing Director of the Diamond Headache Clinic and the Director of the Diamond Inpatient Headache Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Doctor Diamond received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed residences in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago. She is board certified in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Doctor Diamond is a Fellow of the Chicago Institute of Medicine.
She received the Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Management from the National Board for Certification in Headache Management, and has the Subspecialty Certification for Headache Medicine from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Doctor Diamond served as a member of the Editorial Board for the journals, Headache Quarterly, Headache, and Headache and Pain.
Doctor Diamond has contributed to over 70 articles in the professional literature, and has co-authored several chapters in headache textbooks. With her father, Doctor Seymour Diamond, she has written Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Headache and Migraine (several editions),Diagnosing and Managing Headaches, 7th Edition. With Doctor Glen Solomon, she was the Co-Editor of Diamond and Dalessio’s Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache, 6th Edition.
She is the mother of four children, Max Barack, J.D.; Michael Barack; Jacob Barack; and Katelynn Barack. Doctor Diamond lives in Glenview, Illinois.