ABOUT THE EXPERT
Paul G. Mathew,
MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS, is currently an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and he holds positions at 3 HMS-affiliated institutions. He has clinical appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, as well as a teaching appointment at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He is board certified in neurology and headache medicine. Dr Mathew completed his neurology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a fellowship in headache medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
As part of his headache and sports neurology/concussion practice, Dr Mathew performs Botox injections, nerve blocks, and trigger point injections. In terms of his academic responsibilities, he has been involved in the education of countless neurology, psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, dental medicine, pain medicine, and headache medicine trainees. He has written more than 90 publications, and he has presented at both national and international conferences. Dr Mathew has served as a peer reviewer for multiple journals, including The American Journal of Managed Care, The BMJ, Cephalalgia, the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, Headache, Headache Currents, the Journal of Neuroimaging, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Neurology, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Pain Medicine. He is the co-chief medical editor of the journal Practical Neurology.
He is an active member of several medical societies, including the Massachusetts Neurologic Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Asia Pacific Headache Society. He is the current chairman of the American Headache Society Procedural Headache Medicine Special Interest Section and president-elect of the Asia Pacific Headache Society.
As a graduate of the American Academy of Neurology Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, Dr Mathew applies his passion and expertise to the role of advocate for both patients and fellow physicians. He has participated in multiple successful lobbying efforts in Washington, DC headed by the American Academy of Neurology to improve patient access to health care and research funding. In March 2015, Dr Mathew was appointed as the neurology representative on the advisory board of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (www.NBPAS.org). In January 2019, he was appointed director of legislative affairs. The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons is an organization committed to providing board re-certification that ensures physician compliance with national standards and lifelong learning after completing initial board certification with a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association, or the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. In addition, Dr Mathew applies his passion for patient education/advocacy having served as a contributor on the HMS Health Blog (www.health.harvard.edu/blog/author/pgmathew ), Migraine Again (www.migraineagain.com), the Migraine World Summit (https://migraineworldsummit.com/), and Miles for Migraine (https://www.milesformigraine.org/).