Richard Lipton, M.D.

Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Richard B. Lipton, M.D., is the Edwin S. Lowe Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

He is the Principal Investigator of the Einstein Aging Study, an NIH funded Program Project, and several R01s.  Dr. Lipton’s recent studies examine cognitive aging across the lifespan with an emphasis on the effects of pain and stress on brain function. His headache research focuses on the epidemiology of migraine and on clinical trials.  His epidemiologic studies have evaluated trigger factors for headache attacks and risk factors for headache progression.

Dr. Lipton has published more than 900 articles in indexed journals and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. He is a five-time winner of the H.G. Wolff Award for excellence in headache research from the American Headache Society and a two-time winner of the Enrico Greppi award from the European Headache Federation.  Dr. Lipton is co-Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, an interdisciplinary subspecialty center focused on headache, patient care, research and education. He holds leadership positions in several professional societies. He is a Past-President of the American Headache Society (AHS).

Dr. Lipton earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After a medical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he completed his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in neuroepidemiology at Columbia University.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.