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Professor Fayyaz Ahmed

Consultant Neurologist

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Professor Fayyaz Ahmed is a Consultant Neurologist and Professor (Hon) in Clinical Neurology at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School. Professor Ahmed graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan in 1986. He moved on to the UK after his residency and received his neurology training at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds and Imperial College London.

He did his research on cerebral blood flow in migraine and clinical training in headache at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London. He was appointed as Consultant Neurologist in Hull in 1996 where he established a dedicated headache clinic.

He did his MBA in Public Sector Management from University of Hull in 2010 and is currently the Educational Officer of the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) having served as a Secretary (2005-2008), Vice Chair (2009-2010) and Chair (2011-2013). He was Chair of Headache UK and Director of the European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) and now serves as Trustee of the International Headache Society and Director of Migraine Trust International Symposium. He advises the Association of British Neurologist through advisory group membership and has co-authored the recent BASH guidelines for headache disorders.

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Medical Experience

Neurologist/Professor – Hull York Medical School and Hull University Teaching Hospitals

Trustee – Migraine Trust

Educational Officer – British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH)

Training & Qualifications

MBBS, MD, FRCP, MBA, MRCP (Neurology)

Specialisms and Areas of Interest



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Migraine headaches can affect people’s mood and lifestyles when they occur frequently. Migraines can occur at any age but they usually begin in young adults and peak between ages 30 to 40. About 90% of people who have migraines experience the first one before the age of 40.

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