Merle L Diamond, MD

President, Managing Director, Diamond Headache Clinic

“Our goal, above all, is to restore normal function. You may still have headaches, but you have to have the ability to manage your attacks when you get them, and still live your life.”

General Background

Dr. Merle Diamond joined the staff of the Diamond Headache Clinic in 1989 after serving as an attending physician and clinical instructor at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago, and as an attending physician at Evanston and St. Francis hospitals, both in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Diamond currently is an attending physician in Internal Medicine and Director of the Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit.Dr. Diamond is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School. Also, she is a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine (Neurology), Loyola University of Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine.

Education and Training

Dr. Diamond graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and received her medical education from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. She completed residencies in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She received Subspecialty Certification for Headache Medicine from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is also a former fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and currently is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Dr. Diamond has contributed numerous articles to the medical literature, and has lectured extensively on various headache subjects, particularly the treatment of headache in the emergency department, and hormones and headache. With Dr. Glen Solomon, she co-edited Diamond and Dalessio’s Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache, 6th Edition (1999).

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