Marc Eugene Lenaerts, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Marc Eugene Lenaerts, M.D.

Clinical Professor

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Headache Medicine

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

Midtown Neurology Clinic
3160 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95816

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Phone: 916-734-3588

UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville

UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville
1620 East Roseville Parkway
Roseville, CA 95661

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Phone: 916-783-7109

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Always thrive for best possible, comprehensive and compassionate care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Lenaerts' clinical interest is headache medicine.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Lenaerts' research interests are the latest approaches and integrate headache medicine, as well as encompassing understanding of placebos in care.


Pain Medicine

Medical School

M.D., University of Liege, Liege, Belgium 1989


Internal Medicine, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium 1990-1991


Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma OK 1996-1997


Neurology, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium 1989-1990 and 1991-1994


Neurology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma OK 1997-2000

Chair, Annual Meeting of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific, 2022

Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis, 2020

Excellence in Dedication to Patient Care, UC Davis, 2014

American Headache Society Healthcare Provider of the Year nominee, 2006

Best Role Model, 2004, 2005

Lenaerts ME, Green TH. OnabotulinumtoxinA in Migraine and Other Headaches: Review and Update. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2019 Apr 4;21(4):21. doi:10.1007/s11940-019-0561-6. PMID:30945012.

Gelfand AA, Johnson H, Lenaerts ME, Litwin JR, De Mesa C, Bogduk N, Goadsby PJ. Neck-Tongue syndrome: A systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2018 Feb;38(2):374-382. doi:10.1177/0333102416681570. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID:28100071.

Lenaerts ME, Couch JR Jr. Treatment of headache following triptan failure after successful triptan therapy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Jun;17(6):353. doi:10.1007/s11940-015-0353-6. PMID:25962622.

Schoenen J, Jacquy J, Lenaerts M. Effectiveness of high-dose riboflavin in migraine prophylaxis. A randomized controlled trial. Neurology. 1998 Feb;50(2):466-70. doi:10.1212/wnl.50.2.466. PMID:9484373.

Schoenen J, Sianard-Gainko J, Lenaerts M. Blood magnesium levels in migraine. Cephalalgia. 1991 May;11(2):97-9. doi:10.1046/j.1468-2982.1991.1102097.x. PMID:1860136.

Evans RW, Lenaerts ME. The sexagenarian with unrelenting headache. Headache. 2010 May;50(5):863-8. doi:10.1111/j.1526-4610.2010.01665.x. PMID:20546321.

Lenaerts ME. Pharmacotherapy of tension-type headache (TTH). Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2009 Jun;10(8):1261-71. doi:10.1517/14656560902942046. PMID:19463068.

Lenaerts ME. Post-traumatic headache: from classification challenges to biological underpinnings. Cephalalgia. 2008 Jul;28 Suppl 1:12-5. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01608.x. PMID:18494986.

Lenaerts ME. Update on the therapy of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Jan;10(1):30-5. doi:10.1007/s11940-008-0004-2. PMID:18325297.

Lenaerts ME, Oommen KJ, Couch JR, Skaggs V. Can vagus nerve stimulation help migraine? Cephalalgia. 2008 Apr;28(4):392-5. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01538.x. Epub 2008 Feb 14. PMID:18279429.