Marc Lenaerts, M.D., F.A.H.S.

Marc Eugene Lenaerts, M.D., F.A.H.S.



Headache Medicine


  • Professor of Clinical Neurology
  • Director of Outpatient Neurology


To see if Marc Eugene Lenaerts is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

UC Davis Midtown Ambulatory Care Center

3160 Folsom Blvd, Suite 2100
Sacramento, CA 95816
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UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)

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2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

 Dr. Lenaerts' clinical and research interests focus on migraine and headache medicine.




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

Internship: Internal Medicine, Centre Hospitalier Bois Abbaye, Liege, Belgium 1990-1991

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma OK 1996-1997


Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Bois Abbaye, Liege, Belgium 1989-1990 and 1991-1994

Neurology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma OK 1997-2000

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 2012

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Headache Society

International Association for the Study of Pain

International Headache Society

North American Cervicogenic Society

Society for Neuroscience

Select Recent Publications

Lenaerts ME, Green TH. OnabotulinumtoxinA in Migraine and Other Headaches: Review and Update. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2019; 21: 21: 1-10.

Gelfand, AA, Johnson H, Lenaerts ME, Litwin JR, De Mesa C, Bogduk N, Goadsby PJ. Neck-Tongue syndrome: A systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2018; 38: 374-82.

Lenaerts ME, Couch JR, Jr. Treatment of headache following triptan failure after successful triptan therapy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015; 17: 353-60.

Lenaerts, M. The sexagenarian with unrelenting headache. Headache 2010; 50: 863-8.

Lenaerts, M.  Pharmacologic Treatment of Tension-Type Headache. Expert Opinions in Pharmacotheray, 2009, 10; 8: 1261-1271. 

Lenaerts, M.  Post-traumatic headache: from classification challenges to pathophysiological underpinnings.  Cephalalgia 2008; 28: 12-15.

Lenaerts, M.  Update on the treatment of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.  Curr Tret Options Neurol 2008; 10: 30-35. 

Lenaerts, M, K Oommen, J Couch, V Skaggs. Can vagus nerve stimulation help migraine? Cephalalgia  2008; 28: 392-395.

 Lenaerts, M.  Update on the therapy of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias.  Curr Treat Options Neurol 2008; 10: 30-35.

Lenaerts, M. Future therapeutic perspectives for tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2007; 11: 461-464.