Roger K. Cady, MD, has been Associate Executive Chairman of the National Headache Foundation since February, 2010. He was originally elected to the Board in February, 1998.
Doctor Cady is Director of the Headache Care Center, Director of Clinvest and Co-Founder of Primary Care Network, as well as CEO of Banyan Group Inc., all located in Springfield, Missouri.
Dr. Cady received his MD degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. He completed his residency in family practice at St. Francis Mayo in LaCrosse, WI, and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a fellow of the American Headache Society, a member of the American Medical Association, a diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He was the co-recipient of the Harold Wolff Award in 2000 for his research on the spectrum of primary headache in migraine sufferers. In October, 2009, he received the Janet Travell Pain Management Award from the American Academy of Pain Management, which is presented to a clinician who has contributed to the advancement of the field of pain management and the welfare of others through direct clinical services. On April 14, 2012, Dr. Cady received the National Headache Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, in 2012, Drake University presented him with the Drake National Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in a career or profession and exemplary service to Drake University.
Dr. Cady has been instrumental in developing the early intervention paradigm for treatment of acute migraine and defining “sinus headache” as a common clinical presentation of migraine. He has authored/co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and has written and contributed to numerous books, chapters and abstracts as well as countless lectures and seminars around the world on headache, migraine and other chronic disorders. He has been and continues to be the principal investigator in multi-center studies on migraine, post-traumatic headache and other pain disorders.
He and his wife, Dr. Kathy Farmer-Cady, reside in Ozark, Missouri.