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Werner Becker

  Position: Professor Emeritus
  Rank: Professor of Neurology
  Degrees: MD, FRCPC
  Educational Background:

MD, University of Manitoba, 1969
Neurology Training McGill University, 1978
FRCPC, 1978

  Program & Research Interest:

Headache Disorders: PubMed

  Phone: (403) 220-4135 

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 as well he serves on the boards of the Canadian Headache Society, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society.