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Dr Jan Hoffmann MD, Dr. med

Dr Jan Hoffmann MD, Dr. med

  • Academics
  • Clinical

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Neurology

Honorary Consultant in Neurology.

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My research group focuses on the study of the pathophysiological mechanisms of primary headaches with an emphasis on translational research. In our preclinical studies we use a range of in vitro techniques as well as electrophysiological and neuroimaging models that resemble specific aspects of headache disorders, in particular migraine and cluster headache. The clinical studies focus mainly on mechanisms of activation and communication of central pain-processing pathways involved in headaches. This setting allows us to translate our preclinical findings into a clinical setting. To date, I have authored numerous papers on headache disorders including book chapters and treatment guidelines. I am currently serving as associate editor for Cephalalgia and the Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache.

Please see my Research Staff Profile for more detail.

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Key collaborators:

  • Prof Peter J Goadsby, King’s College London
  • Dr Phil Holland, King’s College London
  • Prof Messoud Ashina, University of Copenhagen
  • PD Dr Edzard Wiener, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin