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Dr Ronald Allan Purdy MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHS

Professor of Medicine (Neurology)

Dalhousie University, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr R Allan Purdy is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Dalhousie University. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of the Medicine Service of the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie and Capital Health from 2005 to June of 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2008. He previously was the Professor and Head of Neurology at Dalhousie from 1994 to 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society in 2010 and is the President of the American Headache Society.

Dr Purdy is Past-President of the Canadian Headache Society. He is the Chair of the Education Committee of the International Headache Society and is on the Board of Directors of the both societies. He directs headache educational courses worldwide, and has received Excellence in Teaching Awards on many occasions. He has been involved in guideline develop for the treatment of migraine and is involved in clinical research in migraine and has several publications.

He is co-editor of Advanced Therapy of Headache and co-author of Headache Pocket Clinician 2010 from Cambridge University Press. In 2005 he received the Arnold P Friedman Distinguished Clinician Research Award from the American Headache Society for outstanding contribution to the field of headache, and the 2007 Life Time Achievement Award from the Headache Cooperative of New England. He has been on the Editorial Board of Cephalalgia and is currently a supplement editor for Headache. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in Canada since 2008.

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