Dawn Marcus, MD Photo Dawn Marcus, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




Dr. Marcus is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the director of research at UPMC's Multidisciplinary Headache Clinic. She treats patients with a variety of chronic pain complaints at UPMC's Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. She has written more than 100 articles on chronic pain and headache, and four books on chronic pain and migraine ("Migraine in Women"; "Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Guide to Practical Management"; "Headache and Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Case-based Guide to Targeted Assessment and Treatment"; and, for patients, "10 Simple Solutions to Migraine"). She has also been the principal investigator on many research projects investigating pain epidemiology, pathology, treatment and women’s issues. Dr. Marcus graduated from the State University of New York at Syracuse medical school in 1986 and completed a neurology residency at UPMC. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Marcus reports that she has received research funding and/or speaker fees from Merck Pharmaceutical.