ANDREW CHARLES, M.D. Professor of Neurology Director, UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies
Andrew Charles is a Professor of Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he holds the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Berkeley (go Bears), his MD from the UCLA School of Medicine, did his internship at Harbor-UCLA medical center, and neurology residency training at UCLA. He has been on the faculty of the UCLA Department of Neurology since 1992. His laboratory focuses on cellular and pharmacological mechanisms of migraine and pain, with a particular interest in the development of novel therapies. He is an associate editor of the journal Cephalalgia, and he has served on the Board of Trustees of the International Headache Society. He is currently on the Executive Board of the American Headache Society. He has published widely on basic and clinical aspects of migraine and pain, and lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. As director of the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, Dr. Charles states: “These are exciting times for the fields of migraine and pain, the most common of all neurological disorders. New understanding of basic mechanisms are leading to new therapies that have the potential to transform the lives of the hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide who suffer from them. I am grateful to be working with such a talented and innovative group of people during this time of extraordinary progress. We are looking forward to continuing our efforts to better understand migraine and pain, to educate our colleagues and future generations of clinicians and scientists, and to provide multidisciplinary care for patients that includes highly promising new therapies”.