Dave B. Watson, MD, FAAN, FAHS

West Virginia University - Robert C. Byrd Health

Dr. David Watson is Chair of the WVU Department of Neurology and Director of the WVU Headache Center.  His clinical work focuses on patients with headache disorders, and in access to clinical care for underserved populations.  He has been active in clinical research focused on new treatment options for headache patients.  In addition, Dr. Watson is involved with resident and student education at all levels.  He is very active in patient and professional advocacy, having founded Runnin' for Research, Inc., a charity which raises funds for headache and migraine research, and attending numerous lobbying days in Washington D.C.  He currently is a member of the AMA Opioid Task Force, has served as the Chair of the AAN Grassroots Working Group, currently chairs the American Academy of Neurology Advocacy Engagement Subcommittee and is a member of the Advocacy Committee of the American Academy of Neurology.  He was awarded the Palatucci Advocate of the Year award in 2017 by the American Academy of the Neurology, and the American Headache Society Above and Beyond Award in 2018.