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Patricia Pozo-Rosich

Patricia Pozo-Rosich

Institution: Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain


Patricia Pozo-Rosich MD PhD, is a specialist in Neurology.

She is Head of Section of the Neurology Department, Director of Headache and Craniofacial Pain Clinical Unit and the Migraine Adaptive Brain Center at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain; Coordinator of the Brain, Mind & Behaviour eCORE and Group Leader and Principal Investigator of the Headache Research Laboratory at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), which belongs to the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB).

She is the past Coordinator of the Spanish Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (cefaleas.sen.es), past member of the Council of the European Headache Federation, past trustee member of the International Headache Society.

She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fundación Lilly Spain.

She is the Editor for Headache for Revista de Neurologia, an Associate Editor of Cephalalgia, Headache, Neurologia, Frontiers in Neurology (Headache Medicine) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Headache and Pain.

She has edited Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache, authored original papers and written a book.

Dr Pozo-Rosich’s research focuses on better understanding the pathophysiology of migraine from a multidisciplinary approach using genetics, neuroimaging and electrophysiology. She is a member of the International Headache Genetics Consortium. She has been awarded research grants from the la Caixa FoundationFondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (ISCIII), ERANet Neuron, PERIS grant, FEDER, la Marató TV3 FoundationInternational Headache Society, AGAUR, Mutual Medica and, the Migraine Research Foundation; as well as from Allergan/AbbVie, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

She has been the principal investigator of more than 40 clinical trials in phases II, III and IV.

She educates neurologists, other physicians and patients with the goal of improving the quality of life of patients suffering from headache and helping reduce the stigma of migraine.

She is the founder and developer of the website in Spanish dedicated to headache  www.midolordecabeza.org for patients and physicians which has more than 8,600 registered users and more than 25,000 facebook followers.


Employment: Catalan Health Government – Vall d’Hebron University Hospital

Society Leadership/Board position: Scientific Advisory Board of Lilly Foundation Spain; Gadea Science Foundation

Professional membership: Sociedad Española Neurologia; American Headache Society; Societat Catalana Neurologia, European Journal of Neurology

Personal fees: Honoraria as a consultant and participated in advisory boards for AbbVie, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Medscape, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer; Medical Education projects with AbbVie, Eli Lilly, Medlink, Medscape, Novartis, Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Research support: Grants from AGAUR, EraNet NEURON, La Caixa Foundation, Instituto Investigación Carlos III, Migraine Research Foundation, MINECO, Mutual Medica, PERIS, Abbvie, Novartis, Teva Pharmaceuticals (all to institution)

Principal investigator: PI for >30 clinical trials (phase II, III and IV) for the acute and preventive treatment of migraine and other headaches

Relationship with scientific journals: Associate Editor Cephalalgia, Headache, Neurologia, Journal of Headache and Pain, European Journal of Neurology; Director for Headache Section of Revista de Neurologia

Commercial interests: None