Richard B. Lipton, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a neurology residency and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York and a fellowship in neuroepidemiology at the Sergievsky Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
Dr. Lipton is currently a Professor of Neurology, Epidemiology and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. He is a staff neurologist at the Montefiore Headache Unit and an attending physician at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. He is also Chief Science Officer of IMR, the clinical and outcomes research division of Advance PCS in Stamford, Conn.
Dr. Lipton has published over 300 original articles and reviews in the fields of headache, neuroepidemiology and health services research. He is the two-time winner of the Harold Wolff Award for excellence in headache research. He has co-authored or edited 4 books including the most recent addition of Wolff's Headaches. He has served as the principle investigator on numerous studies in several therapeutic areas.
Dr. Lipton is a member of several professional societies such as the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He is the president of the American Headache Society and the treasurer of the International Headache Society. He is on the editorial boards of such journals as Neurology and Headache and he is an associate editor of Cephalgia.