Herbert Markley, MD

Herbert Markley, MD, FAAN, FAHS

Neurology Worcester, MA

President and Director, New England Regional Headache Center, Inc.

Office Address

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  • 85 Prescott St
    Worcester, MA 01605
    Phone: (508) 890-5633

Dr. Markley's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: Headache

Dr. Markley's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PresidentNERHC, Inc.
    Worcester, MA
  • DirectorNew England Regional Headache Center
    Worcester, MA
  • Associate ChiefWorcester Memorial Hospital
    Worcester, MA
  • Staff NeurologistUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Worcester, MA
  • DirectorUMass Memorial Health Care
    Worcester, MA
  • Associate in NeurologyUniversity of Massachusetts School of Medicine
    Worcester, MA
    Associate Professor (1983-2001)
  • Staff NeurologistUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, CO
  • Staff NeurologistDenver General Hospital
    Denver, CO
  • InstructorUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine
    Denver, CO
    Assistant Professor (1981-1983)
  • Lecturer in NeurologyMontreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec
  • InternistUnited States Air Force Medical Corps

Dr. Markley's Education & Medical Training

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of MD Sch of MedUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineMedical School
  • The Johns Hopkins UniversityThe Johns Hopkins UniversityOther Training, B.A., Premed

Dr. Markley's Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1983 - 2015
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology

Dr. Markley's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Woodward & WhiteBest Doctors in AmericaWoodward & White, 1999, 2000, 2006
  • Glaxo PharmaceuticalMigraine Pioneer AwardGlaxo Pharmaceutical, 1990

Dr. Markley's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Cluster Headache: Myths and the EvidenceMarkley, HG, Buse DC, Curr Pain Headache Rep, 1/1/2006
  • A randomized trial of divalproex sodium extended-release tablets in migraine prophylaxis.Freitag FG, Collins SD, Carlson HA, Goldstein J, Saper J, Silberstein S, Mathew N, Winner PK, Deaton R, Sommerville K; Depakote ER Migraine Study Group., Neurology, 6/1/2002
  • Multiple-attack efficacy and tolerability of sumatriptan nasal spray in the treatment of migraine.Diamond S, Elkind A, Jackson RT, Ryan R, DeBussey S, Asgharnejad M, Arch Fam Med, 5/1/1998
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Comprehensive Review of Headache MedicineChapter: Classification and Diagnosis of Chronic Daily Headache and Tension-Type Headache
    Levin, M, Markley, HG
    Editors: .Oxford University Press, NY
  • Office Practice of NeurologyChapter: High- and Low-Pressure Headache
    Samuels MA, Feske S, Markley, HG
    Editors: .Churchill Livingstone, NY


  • Naratriptan is effective for the treatment of migraine headache in sumatriptan non-responders.Stark S, S O'Quinn, S McNeal , G Putnam, C Watson, Headache, 5/1/1999
  • Efficacy and tolerability of sumatriptan nasal spray: a review of Unites States' studies.Diamond S, DeBussey S, Asghanejad M, Headache, 5/1/1997
  • Efficacy and tolerability of naratriptan tablets in the treatment of migraine: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial.Elkind A, Webster C, Laurenza A, Austin R, Asghanejad M., Headache, 5/1/1997
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  • "A Spotlight on New and Emerging Headache Treatments".The Fifth Annual HCNE Boston Headache Symposium, Headache Cooperative of New England, Boston, MA - 11/12/2005
  • Acute Treatments for MigraineThe 15th Annual Headache Symposium: Headache Update 2005: Headache Cooperative of New England. Stowe - 3/4/2005
  • All Headaches Are Not MigraineThe Fourth Annual HCNE Boston Headache Symposium, A Practical Approaches to Headache Diagnosis and T - 11/6/2004
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  • Trigeminal Autonomic CephalalgiasMarkley, HG, HCNE Newsletter

Dr. Markley's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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