New England Regional
Headache Center, Inc.




Herbert G. Markley, MD, FAAN, FAHS, is a Board certified neurologist and full-time headache specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, then did additional training in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, in Neurology at McGill University (Montreal Neurological Institute) and in Neuropharmacology at the University of Colorado. He has been in Worcester, Massachusetts since 1983 where he is currently the Director of the New England Regional Headache Center. He is an Affiliate and former Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also board-certified in the new specialty of Headache Medicine, as well as being a long-time Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and member of its Section on Headache and Facial Pain. He is a founding member of the Headache Cooperative of New England, formerly the Treasurer and Vice-President, currently a Member of the Board of Directors. In the past, he served as the Co-Director of Education for The American Association for the Study of Headache. He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society, as well as a member of the National Headache Foundation, International Headache Society and the World Cervicogenic Headache Society.

His research activities include clinical trials of new drugs for headache management, as well as the development of new and innovative treatments for chronic headache, including surgical procedures and electrical neurostimulation. He has been selected three times for "The Best Doctors in America." Other awards include the Glaxo "Migraine Pioneer" award for initial clinical trials on Imitrex. He has consulted for such pharmaceutical companies as Merck Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Abbott, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Ortho McNeil, Novartis, Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, St. Jude Medical and Advanced Bionics. He serves on Advisory Boards and Speakers' Bureaus of some of these companies.

Carolyn A. Benson APRN,BC, Nurse Practitioner, is a nationally board-certified Advanced Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in headache diagnosis, treatment and management. Ms. Benson works independantly in our Center as a headache provider. After recieving her Degree from University of Massachusetts and practiced there eventually specializing in headache. She has been in practice for over 15 years.

In addition to clinical practice, Ms. Benson has participated in many research trials. She has been an invited speaker at professional education events.

Dianna Gubber-Markley BS.RN, Certified Gerontologist is the co-founder and Administrator of the New England Regional Headache Center, member of the Massachusetts Group of Medical Managers Association, American Association of Procedural Coder. She managed the receivables for large multi specialty group practices. Her knowledge of Massachusetts third-party payer requirements and collection and credit laws, ICD-9, CPT Coding is an asset to the center. She was a national trainer of educators, governors and other officials of medical legal issues, patient relations/rights and disability regulations. As the Clinical Trial Coordinator and Manager for clinical trials at NERHC, Inc. her activities as the budget administrator and clinical trial coordinator have been with various trials of new treatment for headache management. Three times in "Whose's Who " in Leading Business Professionals.

Deborah Clark, CMA,CRC, is our head Clinical Trial Coordinator.

Edith Gubber, LPN, is our Triage and Procedure Nurse.

Vladimir Shvets and Karen Whittier are our Medical Billing Specialists. Our Receptionists and are always willing to assist you.

Affiliated Staff:

Larry Z. Lockerman, D.D.S., is a dentist with special expertise in the treatment of facial pain, snoring and TMJ problems. Dr. Lockerman has extensive experience in treating headache sufferers. Dr. Lockerman is also a member of the American Headache Society.

Referrals: We may make referrals to many multi-disciplinary specialists throughout Greater Worcester County including alternative healthcare practitioners.


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