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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors



Migraine and Headache Medicine




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Marc Lenaerts, M.D.

Marc Lenaerts, M.D., F.A.H.S.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Specialty: Neurology, Headache Medicine
Director of Outpatient Neurology

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 734-6284

Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Lenaerts's clinical and research interests focus on migraine and headache medicine.

Other Languages



University of Liege
Liege, Belgium
M.D., 1989


Centre Hospitalier Bois Abbaye
Liege, Belgium
Internal Medicine, 1990-1991

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Internal Medicine, 1996-1997


Centre Hospitalier Bois Abbaye
Liege, Belgium
Neurology, 1989-1990 and 1991-1994

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Neurology, 1997-2000

Board Certifications

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002

Neurology, Luxembourger Board of Medicine, 1994

Neurology, Belgian Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Subspecialty Certification in Headache Medicine, 2008

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Headache Society

Belgian Migraine Society

International Association for the Study of Pain

International Headache Society

Luxembourg Neurological Society

North American Cervicogenic Society

Society for Neuroscience

Select Recent Publications

Lenaerts, M. The sexagenarian with unrelenting headache.  Headache 2010; 50: 863-8.

Lenaerts, M.  Pharmacologic Treatment of Tension-Type Headache.  Expert Opinions in Pharmacotheray, 2009, 10; 8: 1261-1271. 

Lenaerts, M.  Post-traumatic headache: from classification challenges to pathophysiological underpinnings.  Cephalalgia 2008; 28: 12-15. 

Lenaerts, M.  Update on the treatment of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.  Curr Tret Options Neurol 2008; 10: 30-35. 

Lenaerts, M, K Oommen, J Couch, V Skaggs. Can vagus nerve stimulation help migraine?   Cephalalgia 2008; 28: 392-395

Lenaerts, M.  Update on the therapy of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.  Curr Treat Options Neurol 2008; 10: 30-35.

Lenaerts, M. Future therapeutic perspectives for tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2007; 11: 461-464

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