Ana Recober, MD Ana Recober, MD, is a neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in the care of adolescents and young adults. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background Ana Recober, MD, is an attending physician and scientist with an interest in Headache Medicine. She is board certified in headache medicine, neurology and psychiatry. Her clinic practice is dedicated to headache diagnosis and management, with a focus in adolescents and young adults. Dr. Recober also runs an active research program that includes both clinical and basic research. Her laboratory is dedicated to elucidate the molecular basis of migraine and other headache disorders, with the final goal of finding better treatments for headache patients. Dr. Recober earned her medical degree at the University of Malaga Medical School, Malaga, Spain. She completed her residency in neurology, and a fellowship in headache medicine at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Málaga Medical School, Málaga, Spain ResidencyNeurology - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA FellowshipHeadache and Pain - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Board CertificationPsychiatry and Neurology Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianAssistant Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Division of NeurologyPediatric Headache Program Research Interests Neurobiology of migraine and other trigeminal mediated pain disorders Molecular basis of trigeminal pain disorders Mechanisms of migraine progression from episodic to chronic Publications Papers2017 Dindo LN, Recober A, Haddad R, Calarge CA. Comorbidity of Migraine, Major Depressive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults. Int J Behav Med. 2017 Aug;24(4):528-534. doi: 10.1007/s12529-016-9620-5. Kaiser EA, Rea BJ, Kuburas A, Kovacevich BR, Garcia-Martinez LF, Recober A, Russo AF. Anti-CGRP antibodies block CGRP-induced diarrhea in mice. Neuropeptides. 2017 Aug;64:95-99. doi: 10.1016/j.npep.2016.11.004. Epub 2016 Nov 14. 2016 Rossi HL, Lara O, Recober A. Female sex and obesity increase photophobic behavior in mice. Neuroscience. 2016 Sep 7;331:99-108. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.06.022. Epub 2016 Jun 17. Kalil GZ, Recober A, Hoang-Tienor A, Bridget Zimmerman M, Haynes WG, Pierce GL. Higher augmentation index is associated with tension-type headache and migraine in middle-aged/older humans with obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Apr;24(4):865-70. doi: 10.1002/oby.21414. Epub 2016 Feb 5. Rossi HL, Broadhurst KA, Luu AS, Lara O, Kothari SD, Mohapatra DP, Recober A. Abnormal trigeminal sensory processing in obese mice. Pain. 2016 Jan;157(1):235-46. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000355. 2015 Rossi HL, Recober A. Photophobia in primary headaches. Headache. 2015;55(4):600-604. 2013 Dindo L, Recober A, Marchman J, O’Hara M, Turvey C. Impact of a One-Day Behavioral Intervention on Headaches: A Pilot Study in Depressed Migraine Patients. (revision submitted to Headache). Rossi HL, Luu KS, DeVilbiss JL, Recober A. Obesity lowers the threshold of trigeminal activation: Implications for migraine. Eur J Pain. 2013 May;17(5):649-653. [Epub Oct 2012] (PMID: 23070979) Rossi HL, Luu KS, Kothari SD, Kuburas A, Neubert JK, Caudle RM, Recober A. Effects of diet-induced obesity on motivation and pain behavior in an operant assay. Neuroscience. 2013 Apr;235:87-95. (PMID: 23333672) 2012 Kaiser E, Kuburas A, Recober A, Russo AF. Modulation of CGRP-induced light aversion in wildtype mice by a 5HT1B/D agonist. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct;32(44):15439-15449. (PMID: 23115181) Dindo L, Recober A, Marchman J, Turvey C, O’Hara M. One day behavioral treatment for patients with comorbid depression and migraine: A pilot study. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2012 May;50(9):537-543. (PMID: 22728646) Abstracts2013 Recober A, Kruger J, Hoang-Tienor A, Burns T. Cardiovascular Profile and the Risk of Migraine in Adulthood”. International Headache Congress Platform presentation # OR25, Boston, MA (2013). Recober A, Luu AS, Rossi H, Kothari S, Lara O. Trigeminal Pain is Increased by High-Fat Diet Induced Obesity in Mice. International Headache Congress Abstract #P309, Boston, MA (2013). Recober A, Luu AS, Rossi H, Kothari S, Lara O. Photophobia in Obese Mice: Implications for Migraine. International Headache Congress Abstract #P318, Boston, MA (2013). BooksChapters 2013 Russo AF, Recober A, Zhang Z, Marquez de Prado B, Kaiser E, Kuburas A. Biological relevance of CGRP in the context of migraine. In Frontiers in Headache Research, vol. 18, Role of calcitonin generelated peptide (CGRP) and adrenomedullin (AM) in migraine; ed: Jes Olesen. Oxford University Press. Awards and Honors 2013, Best Doctors in America 2012, The University of Iowa 2012 Inventor Award 2010, Harold Wolff-John Graham Award: An Award for Headache/Facial Pain Research American Academy of Neurology, Toronto, Canada 2009-2014, K08 – Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award NIH/NINDS 2007-2009, Training Grant in Pain Research, University of Iowa 2007, Young Investigator Award, 6th International Symposium on the CGRP Family 2004, Richard W. Fincham Award, University of Iowa 2002, Resident Travel Award, American Headache Society 1996, Medical Student Research Scholarship, University of Málaga Medical School 1996, Summer Visiting Student Scholarship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1995-1997, Alumna Interna, University of Malaga Medical School 1994, Summer Visiting Student Scholarship, International Federation of Medical Student Associations 1991-1996, Elected Council Member, University of Málaga Medical School Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial positions 2012-present, F1000 Research, Editorial Board member 2010-present, Co-Editor, Headache News of the American Headache Society 2010-present, Online Editorial Board Member, Headache Ad Hoc reviewer 2013-present, Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013-present, The International Journal of Neuroscience 2012-present, PLoS ONE 2011-present, Behavioural Brain Research 2010-present, Pharmaceuticals 2008-present, Headache 2008-present, Faculty member of Faculty of 1000 Medicine (reviewer) 2008-present, Cephalalgia Leadership and Memberships Memberships in professional organizations American Academy of Neurology American Headache Society Headache Cooperative of the Pacific International Headache Society National Headache Foundation Society for Neuroscience Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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