About Dr. MarcusDawn Marcus graduated from the State University of New York at Syracuse medical school in 1986. She completed a neurology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Since 1990, she has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh medical center, and is currently a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. She has treated patients with a variety of chronic pain complaints at the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute at the University of Pittsburgh where she developed a Multidisciplinary Headache Program.
Dr. Marcus has authored over 100 articles on the topics of chronic pain and headache, and has given numerous training sessions and invited lectures on the topics of chronic pain and headache in the United States and internationally. She has also been the principal investigator on research projects investigating pain epidemiology, pathology, treatment, and women’s issues that have been funded by regional or national sources. She has also authored numerous books on chronic pain and migraine, including 10 Simple Solutions to Migraine, for which she won the 2007 Excellence in Media Award from the National Headache Foundation. A recent additional book for the lay audience is Fit As Fido: Follow Your Dog to Better Health, which teaches you use your relationship with your dog to improve your general health. She has authored several books on chronic pain management for healthcare professional, including Headache Simplified, Chronic Pain. A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management, second edition, Effective Migraine Treatment in Pregnant and Lactating Women, and Fibromyalgia. A Practical Clinical Guide. In 2013, she was named among the top 10 social healthmakers for “driving the online conversation” on migraine & headaches.