Anne Damian Yacoub, M.D.

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  • Co-director, Johns Hopkins Headache Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Languages: English, French


Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Neurology more

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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5452
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Anne Damian Yacoub, M.D., is a neurologist who specializes in both multiple sclerosis and headache. Her areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders that involve the central nervous system. She is also an expert in acute and chronic management of headache disorders.

Dr. Yacoub earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, followed by a residency in neurology at the McGill University Health Centre. Dr. Yacoub spent one year studying the diagnosis and management of headaches as a Seymour Diamond Headache Medicine fellow in a combined program at the Diamond Headache Clinic and the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. She subsequently trained as a clinical and research fellow in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology, studying neuroimmunology and neurological infections.

Dr. Yacoub’s research interests include studying migraine headaches in patients with multiple sclerosis. more


  • Co-director, Johns Hopkins Headache Center
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Arizona College of Medicine (2012)


  • Neurology; McGill University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Neurology; McGill University School of Medicine (2018)


  • Neuroimmunology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2020)
  • Headache/Pain; Loyola University Medical Center (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Neurology) (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Damian AM, Adler CH, Hentz JG, Shill HA, Caviness JN, Sabbagh MN, Evidente VGH, Beach TG and Driver-Dunckley E. Autonomic function, as self-reported on the SCOPA autonomic questionnaire, is normal in essential tremor but not in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 December; 18(10): 1089–1093. doi:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.06.008.

Damian AM, Jacobson SA, Hentz JG, Belden CM, Shill HA, Sabbagh MN, Caviness JN, Adler CH. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment and the Mini-Mental State Examination as Screening Instruments for Cognitive Impairment: Item Analyses and Threshold Scores. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2011 Jan 29;31(2):126-131

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