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Professor Jean Schoenen MD, PhD

Honorary Full Professor

Founder, Co-Director & Consultant, Headache Research Unit, Department of Neurology, Liège University, Belgium

Jean Schoenen after graduating from high school “Collège Patronné” in Eupen, has gained his medical degree in 1972 from Liège University. He was for 2 years an International Fogarty Fellow in the departments of Neurology and Neuropathology of the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School where he obtained certificates in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuropathology. He is board-certified neurologist since 1979 and holds doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from Liège University. He was Research Director of the National Fund for Scientific Research-Belgium and Clinical Professor in Neurology before taking over Full Professorship at Liège University in 1998. He is former chairman of the Department of Biomedical and Preclinical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine – ULg.

His Research has focused on headache and spinal cord anatomy and pathology. He is presently co-directing the Headache Research Unit and Headache Clinic at Liège University. He has 985 publications among which 449 peer-reviewed articles (H index: 77, citations 20,170 after), 97 book chapters and 4 books. He was Associate Editor of Cephalalgia and Editor-in-chief of Acta Neurologica Belgica. He is a former President of the International Headache Society, the European Headache Federation and the Belgian Neurological Society. He is Founding Past-President and presently Treasurer of the Belgian Brain Council.

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