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

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

Bio

Dr. Lucas is clinical professor of neurology and neurological surgery and adjunct clinical professor of rehabilitation medicine. She is the recipient of…

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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.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1988
Cornell University Medical CollegeResidency
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1988
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.

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