Synergy Integrative Headache Center, Founder and Director

Alexander Feoktistov, MD, PhD is the founder and the president of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Feoktistov is board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Feoktistov graduated in 1998 with a diploma with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude) and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Moscow Medical Academy where he also completed his residency at the Department of Neurology. In 2002, Dr. Feoktistov received a Ph.D. degree in the field of neurology at the Moscow Medical Academy. His dissertation was devoted to the problems of medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches. As a result of his research, he received a Presidential Award for Academic Excellence and Clinical Research from the President of the Russian Federation for a one-year fellowship of his choice. He was approved to study headache medicine at the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, working directly with Seymour Diamond MD and where he remained until 2007.

In 2010, Dr. Feoktistov completed a residency in internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. From 2010 through 2011, he completed a fellowship in pain management at the Cleveland Clinic. From 2011 and through 2020 Dr. Feoktistov worked at the Diamond Headache Clinic as a staff physician and director of clinical research.

Dr. Feoktistov is an experienced researcher and has presented at numerous national and international headache and neurological conferences. He co-authored 9 book chapters and published over 40 articles on the topics of headache and neck pain.

In 2015, he was named the recipient of the 2015 National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award.

Since 2019, Dr. Feoktistov serves as the President of the American Interventional Headache Society.