Michel D. Ferrari, MD, PhD, FANA, FRCP is Professor of Neurology, Chair of the Leiden Centre for Translational Neuroscience, and a member of the Permanent Science Committee at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC). He is the former President of the International Headache Society (IHS) and is currently President of the Dutch Headache Society. Professor Ferrari was awarded the quinquennial Winkler Medallion for Excellence in Research from the Dutch Neurological Association in 2005, the Vici Innovational Research Personal Incentive Schema Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in 2004, and the Spinoza Life Time Achievement Premium in 2009. In 2017 he received the 10-year Gravity Award for his work for the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative. He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and the American Neurological Association (FANA), and an Honorary Member of the Colombian Neurology Society and the International Headache Society.