Prior Positions

2012-2017 President and Medical Director, Manhattan Headache Center, New York, New York: Affiliation: Assistant Clinical Professor, Mt. Sinai Hospital.  Founded and led leading private center for the treatment of headache pain.
2005-2012 The Headache Institute, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York: Affiliation: Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.Headache specialist in private practice within a hospital setting. Additional responsibilities include weekly Medicaid Headache Clinic, general neurology ward service, training of Headache fellow, research projects and clinical trials, committee member of Graduate CME Committee at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital.



2010 2010 United Council of Neurological Subspecialties, Board Certification in Headache Medicine
2006 2006 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate in the Specialty of Neurology.


Education and Training

2004-2005 Fellowship: The Headache Institute, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York.
2001-2004 Residency in Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
2000-2001 Internship in Internal Medicine, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola,New York.
1996-2000 S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York, Doctorate of Medicine.
1991-1994 Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York Post-Baccalaureate courses for Medical School.
1977-1980 Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York. B.A., Cum Laude, Major: Art in Society; Minor: Dance, China Studies.
1976-1977 Washington University St. Louis, Missouri.
1972-1976 Friends Academy, Locust Valley, New York.



  • Broner SW, Yablon L. Migraine and its presentations. In: Martelletti P, Steiner TJ. Handbook of Headache, Practical Management. Springer. September 2011.
  • Ducros A, Broner SW, Valade D. Acute Headache in the Emergency Department. In: Martelletti P, Steiner TJ. Handbook of Headache, Practical Management. Springer. September 2011.

Publications (cont.)

  • Lay CL, Broner SW. Migraine in Women. Migraine and Other Primary Headaches. Neurologic Clinics. May 2009;27(2):503-11.
  • Broner SW, Cohen J. Epidemiology of Cluster Headache. Current Pain and Headache Reports. April 2009;13(2):141-146.
  • Lay CC, Broner SW. Adolescent Issues in Migraine: a Focus on Menstrual Migraine. Current Pain and Headache Reports. Oct 2008;12(5):384-7.
  • Broner SW, Sun C, Lay CL. Cluster Headache in Women. Current Pain and Headache Reports. April 2007;11(2):127-130.
  • Lay CL, Broner SW. Preventative treatment of menstrual migraine. Current Pain and Headache Reports. June 2007;11(3):227-30.
  • Broner SW, Lay CL, Newman CL, Swerdlow ML. Thunderclap Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Myocardial Infarction. Headache. May 2007;47(5):724-726.
  • Newman LC, Lay CL, Broner SW. Other Primary Headaches. In: Lipton RB, Bigal ME. Migraine and Other Headache Disorders. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc. 2006
  • Sun C, Lay C, Broner S, Silberstein S, Tepper S, Newman L. Reversible Anorgasmia with Topiramate Therapy for Headache: a Report of 7 Patients. Headache 2006;Oct;(9):1450-3.
  • Lay CL, Broner SW. Special Considerations in the Treatment of Migraine in Women. Seminars in Neurology 2006;26:217-222.
  • Newman LC, Broner SW, Lay CL. Reversible Anorgasmia with Topiramate Therapy for Migraine. Neurology 2005;65:1333-1334.

Awards and Research

2009 American Academy of Neurology Palattuci Advocacy Leadership Award.
2004 Platform presentation at and travel award for the American Headache Society 46th Annual Scientific Meeting: The Impact of Migraine and Probable Migraine on the Disability and Health-Related Quality of Life Within a Health Plan, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2004.
2004 Recipient of the American Headache Society’s Travel Award for Scottsdale Headache Symposium.


Other Activities

  • Chair, Underserved Populations in Headache Medicine, a Special Interest Section within the American Headache Society.
  • Committee Member, American Headache Society Education Committee – Peer Review.
  • North American liaison with the World Health Organization headache initiative, the Lifting The Burden Campaign.
  • Editor for World Health Organization Publication Handbook of Headache, Practical Management, Springer.
  • Advisory Board Member and Ad-Hoc reviewer for The Journal of Headache and Pain.
  • Ad-Hoc reviewer for Headache.
  • Ad-Hoc contributor to various web-education initiatives and pod-casts aimed at migraine sufferers and “expert opinion” for several lay press and television groups.


  • “Migraine in Women: Life Phases, Challenges and Treatment Options”; Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, St.-Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, NY, NY September 2011.
  • “Patient Management and Treatment”, Chronic Migraine Education Program, American Headache Society, Chicago, October 2011.
  • “Case 2: Daily Headache in 31 yr. old Female with Daily Visual Aura”, Chronic Migraine Education Program, American Headache Society, Chicago, October 2011
  • “Menopause and Headache”, American Headache Society Scottsdale Program, November 2009.
  • “The WHO Global Campaign: A U.S. Perspective”, International Headache Congress Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 2009.
  • “Migraine and Other Headache Disorders”, OBGYN Residents Rounds, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, NY, NY 2006.

Professional Membership

  • American Headache Society
  • International Headache Society
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • National Headache Foundation
  • Headache Consortium of New England
  • American Medical Association
  • New York State and New York County Medical Society