Alan M. Rapoport, MD

Alan M. Rapoport, MD

This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Dr. Alan M. Rapoport is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches medical students, neurology residents, and fellows.
He is a Past President of the International Headache Society (IHS) and the founder and Director-Emeritus of The New England Center for Headache, in Stamford, Connecticut. Board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine, he has co-authored more than 350 articles, chapters, and posters on headache and other neurological diseases.
He is an editor of Headache, CNS Drugs, and Editor in Chief of Neurology Reviews. He reviews for many peer-reviewed journals such as Cephalalgia, Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine, and Headache.
He has co-authored nine books on headaches for patients, physicians, and nurses with Drs. Fred Sheftell and Stewart Tepper.


Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1973


National Institutes of Health, The Clinical Center, 1972


Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1970


Maimonides Medical Center, 1967


SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD, 1966

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Over 350 publications and posters with a major interest in Headache Medicine and research.

  1. Rapoport AM, Lin Tamar, Tepper SJ. "Remote electrical neuromodulation (REN) for the acute treatment of migraine." Headache 2019, first published on-line November 5, 2019
  2. Rapoport AM, McAllister P. "The Headache Pipeline: Excitement and Uncertainty." Headache 2019, in press.
  3. Bigal Marcelo E, Rapoport Alan M. "Antibody development for migraine: Lessons learned and unanswered questions." Expert Rev Neurotherapeutics 2019.

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