This award honors the AHS Immediate Past President every other year with a lecture at the Annual Scientific Meeting. When not awarded to the Immediate Past President, the award will be given to a person for their international leadership in research and education in the field of headache medicine. This award was named in honor of the late Dr. John R. Graham, for his contributions in the field of headache and his great kindness and personal touch in helping patients understand and cope with their headache problems.


Congratulations to the 2024 recipient!

Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Past Recipients

2022 - Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS

Veni, Vidi, Ego conatus… In Memory of our Mentors

2021 - Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

Practicing Headache Medicine in 2021: Realities on the Ground

2020 - Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS

Practical Approach to Eye Pain and Photophobia

2019 - Vincent Martin, MD, FAHS

Migraine Trigger Factors: Fact vs. Fiction

2018 - R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS

Teaching Headache Neurology 2018

2017 - Gretchen Tietjen, MD

Understanding Migraine by the Company It Keeps

2016 - Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS

Disabling Migraine

2015 - Morris Levin, MD, FAHS

Diagnosing Headaches

2014 - Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS

Headache Medicine: Past, Present and Future

2012 - David W. Dodick, MD, FAHS

Changing Paradigms in Headache Medicine

2011 - Werner J. Becker, MD, FAHS

The Challenge of Headache Management

2010 - Fred D. Sheftell, MD

People I’ve Met, Places I’ve Been, Things I’ve Learned and … Little Known Facts in the History of Headache

2008 - Paul Winner, DO

Seven Steps to a Healthy Brain: A Migraine Focus

2007 - Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS

Sex Hormones and Headaches

2006 - Alan G. Finkel, MD

Headache Medicine: A History of Subspecialty

2005 - Robert B. Daroff, MD

Information, Reflection, and Advice

2004 - Bahram Mokri, MD

A Journey in the Wonderland of Spontaneous CSF Leaks: Lessons of the Past Decade

2003 - Richard B. Lipton, MD, FAHS

A Self Administered Screener for Migraine in Primary Care

2002 - James R. Couch, Jr., MD, PhD

Migraine-A “Matrix” Disorder

2000 - Neil H. Raskin, MD

Conceptual Issues Surrounding Headache

1999 - Dewey K. Ziegler, MD

How Did Twin Studies Affect Our Current Understanding of Migraine Genetics?

1998 - Michael A. Moskowitz, MD

Migraine Myths & Messages

1997 - Seymour Solomon, MD

Post-traumatic Migraine