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Richard P. Kraig, MD, PhD

William D. Mabie Professor in the Neurosciences

Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Physiology

Director, Migraine Headache Clinic

Dr. Richard Kraig is an expert in migraine patient care, migraine research and cerebrovascular disease research. His clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of migraine headaches. He oversees the Cerebrovascular Disease and Aging Laboratories, which focus on migraine, stroke, epilepsy and cognitive decline from aging.

An active researcher, Dr. Kraig leads investigations to determine how physical, mental and social activities can lessen the impact of neurological disease. Examination of such mechanisms by which the brain naturally protects itself may lead to more selective cellular and molecular targets, as well as new therapeutic strategies against brain disease. Dr. Kraig's research helps him to develop individualized treatment plans for patients in the Migraine Headache Clinic. He is also involved in teaching medical students, graduate students and residents.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

NYU School of Medicine


The University of Chicago Medicine


New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY


American Academy of Neurology
American Headache Society
American Neurological Association
International Dose-Response Society
National Institutes of Health--periodic member of peer review study sections
Society for Neuroscience

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-0802

Office Fax

(773) 834-5435

Office Postal Address

Richard P. Kraig, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Kraig

Read "Migraine: Mechanisms and Management," an article written by Dr. Kraig.

Learn more about Dr. Kraig's research at the University of Chicago.

In Dr. Kraig’s laboratory, efforts are underway to better understand why exercise and other activities may be effective in preventing migraines. Learn how this research may lead to more effective migraine treatment strategies.

Learn more about Dr. Kraig's teaching activities.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Kraig's publications through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.