Professor Fayyaz Ahmed

Professor Fayyaz Ahmed


MBBS, MD, FRCP, MBA, MRCP (neurology), PGCME

I am a General Neurologist with interest in headache disorders. I have pioneered the treatment with Botox® in the UK and have > 30 years' experience in diagnosing and treating headache disorders. I have co-authored the British Association for the Study of Headache guidelines on headache disorders (2019) and have contributed to the NICE guidelines on headache in adolescents and adults -CG150 (2015). I have been a trustee of the Migraine Trust (2010-2022) and currently their ambassador. I also advise the Association of British Neurologists on headache disorders since 2015. I organise a national meeting on headache disorders in Hull every other year since 2005. I have lectured around the globe on headache disorders and have assisted many countries in establishing and setting up the headache services.

I have particular expertise in the injection treatments for headache disorders including the nerve block and Botox® injections. I also have expertise in the use of neuro-modulation (non-invasive) in headache disorders.

I have treated more than 5,000 patients with Botulinum toxin for chronic migraine and have delivered more than 20,000 treatment cycles. I have performed more than 10,000 nerve blocks on headache patients.

I have published 83 original peer reviewed articles in leading neurology and headache journals. I peer review for cephalalgia, The Journal of Headache and Pain, European Journal of Neurology and Journal of Clinical Medicine. I am an international examiner for the MRCP UK PACES examination.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Fayyaz Ahmed at Spire include:

Other treatments

Neurological illnesses particularly diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders with use of Botulinum toxin.

Get in touch


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information


MBBS / Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP (UK) / Royal College of Physician, London / 1989
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

FRCP (London) / London / 2000
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician

MBA / University of Hull / 2010
Master of Business Administration

MRCP (neuro) / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2011
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

PGCME / University of Hull / 2015
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Association of British Neurologist

British Association for the Study of Headache

International Headache Society

Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association

Pakistan Headache Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Director Neurosciences - Department of Neurology Hull Royal Infirmary (2002-2010)
President - British Association for the Study of Headache (2011-2013)
Educational Officer - British Association for the Study of Headache (2014-2022)
President - Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association (2019-2022)
Treasurer - Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association (2015 - date)
Treasurer - International Headache Society (2021 - date)

Consultant Neurologist and Professor (Hon) in Clinical Neurologist Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

I played cricket most of my life and am a qualified cricket umpire. I love watching cricket. I also love travelling and have been to more than 45 countries on holidays and doing professional lecturing.

Telephone 01482 311 774
Private secretary Adele Riches
Private secretary telephone 01482 672 470