Sylvia Maria Lucas M.D., Ph.D.

Sylvia Maria Lucas M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise



Neurology, Neurosciences


English, Greek, Modern (1453-)


Primary Location

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7688|Map It 

Neurology Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Lucas is clinical professor of neurology and neurological surgery and adjunct clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine. She is the recipient of the Wadsworth Clinical Professorship in Headache Research and Practice. Her clinical and research interests are in headache, brain injury and post traumatic headache.

She has a B.S. from the UW School of Pharmacy, a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Washington and did postdoctoral research in muscle physiology from the UW. She went to medical school at the UW and did her residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is past president of the Puget Sound Neurological Society and on the board of directors of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific. She is a fellow of the American Headache Society.

Patient Care Philosophy

Education is important in patient care, so that decisions regarding a treatment approach to a condition can be made together by physicians and patients.

Clinical Interests

Headache, posttraumatic headache andsecondary headache disorders.

Research Interests

Traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic headache, acute and chronic headache treatment and women’s issues in headache.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1988
Cornell University Medical CollegeResidencyNeurology
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipInternal Medicine


Board Certifications

United Council for Neurologic SubspecialtiesHeadache Medicine2007
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1994
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