Medical Director of Pain Department (CHU Nice)


University of Nice (France), MD

University of Montpellier (France), Specialist degree in Neurology

Ecole Normale Superieure (France), DEA in Molecular Pharmacology

University of Nice (France), HDR in Neurology

University of Nice (France), Specialist degree in Pain managment



Pain Department CHU Nice – Hôpital de Cimiez

4 avenue Reine Victoria - 06300 Nice - France


+33 4 92 03 79 46

Research Interest:

I am a neurologist specialized in pain management.  

My medical and research activities are focused on primary headaches and neuropathic pain.

During my basic formation in Inserm U161 led by Pr JM Besson, I have studied the use of immediate-early genes expression as pain marker.

My clinical research activities were initially focused on epidemiology of migraine and neuropathic pain with three major studies performed on the French population (GRIM, FRAMIG and STOPNEP).

Now I am involved in a translational reflexion in Pr Dallel’s lab and in a research program on refractory chronic pain as deputy director of the ‘Federation Hospitalo-Universitaire’ (FHU ) ‘Innovative solutions for refractory chronic pain’ led by Pr D. Fontaine in University of Nice. This later research program is particularly oriented towards neuromodulation of primary headaches with different targets (occipital nerve, sphenopalatine ganglia, central targets).

I am member of the International Headache Society committees on the 3rd revision of the International Classification of Headache Disorders and on methodology of migraine clinial trials.

Recent Publications:

1.        Fontaine D, Lazorthes Y , Géraud G, Mertens P, Navez N, Fabre N, Blond S, Lucas C, Dubois F, Paquis P, Lantéri-Minet M. “Refractory chronic cluster headache treated by deep brain stimulation: A multi-centric randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial”. J Headache Pain 2010; 11: 23-31

2.        Fontaine D, Lanteri-Minet M, Ouchchane L, Lazorthes Y, Mertens P, Blond S, Geraud G, Fabre N, Navez M, Lucas C, Dubois F, Sol JF , Paquis P, Lemaire JJ. Anatomical location of effective deep brain stimulation electrodes in chronic cluster headache Brain 2010; 133: 1214-23

3.        Fontaine D, Sol JC, Raoul S, Fabre N, Geraud G, Magne C, Sakarovitch C, Lanteri-Minet M,. Treatment of refractory chronic cluster headache by chronic occipital nerve stimulation.  Cephalalgia 2011; 31: 1101-5

4.        Lanteri-Minet M,, Mick M, Allaf B. Early dosing and efficacy of triptans in acute migraine treatment: theTEMPO study. Cephalalgia 2012; 32: 226-35

5.        Schoenen J, Jensen RH, Lanteri-Minet M, Lainez MJ, Gaul C, Goodman AM, Caparso A, May A. Stimulation of sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) for cluster headache treatment. Pathway CH-1 A randomized sham-controlled study. Cephalalgia 2013 ; 33 : 816-30

6.        Fontaine D, Blond S, Lucas C, Regis J, Donnet A, Derrey S, Guegan-Massardier E, Jarraya B, Dang-Vu B, Bourdain F, Valade D, Roos C, Creach C, Chabardes S, Giraud P, Voirin J, Bloch J, Rocca A, Colnat-Coulbois S, Caire F, Roger C, Romettino S, Lanteri-Minet M. Occipital nerve stimulation improves the quality of life in medically-intractable chronic cluster headache: Results of an observational prospective study. Cephalalgia. 2016 Oct 3. pii: 0333102416673206. [Epub ahead of print]