University of Calgary

Werner Becker




Professor of Neurology



Educational Background:

MD, University of Manitoba, 1969

Neurology Training McGill University, 1978

FRCPC, 1978

Program & Research Interest:

Headache Disorders



(403) 944-4240

Both clinically and academically, Dr. Becker is interested in the diagnosis and management of headache disorders.  In addition to his academic role with the University, Dr. Becker was the founding director of The Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP).  CHAMP is a multi-disciplinary program which brings a broad range of treatment options to patients with headaches. He continues to see patients with headache disorders both in the CHAMP program and at the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre. 

Dr. Becker is the senior author of the Canadian Headache Society guidelines for acute migraine treatment and for prophylactic migraine treatment (See and check the publications tab).  Dr. Becker is a fellow of the American Headache Society.  He has received the John R. Graham award from the American Headache Society and the Distinguished Service Medal from the Alberta Medical Association.  He is treasurer for the Canadian Headache Society.