Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine



  • University of Missouri at Columbia


American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, MS Program, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
Neurology Staff Physician, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital

Research Interests

  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • General neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Headache
  • Movement disorders
  • General neurology

Awards & Honors

  • 1986 Chanute Air Force Base Honor Graduate, Pneudraulics Systems Technician Course
  • 1989 Scott Air Force Base NCO Preparatory Course Distinguished Graduate
  • 1998 Southwest Illinois Collage Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics
  • 1998 McGuire AFB, ATC, Distinguished Graduate, Aircraft Maintenance Instructor Course
  • 1999 Keesler AFB NCO Academy Distinguished Graduate Award
  • 2001 American Chemical Society Outstanding Performance in Organic Chemistry
  • 2002-2003 the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship winner
  • 2006 University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Outstanding Achievement in Internal Medicine
  • 2008 (February) University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Resident of the Month
  • 2010 University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Daniel M. Keniston Award for Outstanding Resident


  • Enzate T, Lucchese S, Lenworth J. Case Report: 65-year-old Male Patient with Left-Sided Headache and Orbital Pain of 2-3 Months Duration.  Missouri Hospitalist.  2013, issue 49
  • Kumar GGoyal MK, Lucchese S, Dhand, U. Copper Deficiency Myelopathy can also Involve   the Brainstem.  American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2011;32(1):E14-5
  • Guettler S, Jackson EN, Lucchese S, Honaas L, Green A, Hittinger CT, Tian Y, Lilly WL,Gathman AC. ESTs from the basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune grown on nitrogen replete and nitrogen-limited media,” Fungal Genetics and Biology. 2003, Vol 39. Pages 191-198
  • Sasaki, S.P. Whitt, S. Lucchese, J. Wenzel and V.H. Huxley. Differential microvascular exchange function responses to high dose insulin with sex. The FASEB Journal. 2006, Vol. 20, No.4. A282.
  • 2006 Lucchese, R. Saski, VH Huxley, S. Whitt. High insulin uncouples of leukocyte activation from permeability FASEB J March 20, 2007 20:LB7

Invited Speaker Presentations

  • 2016: Migraine and Headache Pitfalls, University of Missouri Health Care Annual Neurosciences Update, October 8, 2016

Poster Presentations/Abstracts

  • 2016: S. Lucchese. Several Atypical Presentations of TS-HDS Associated Neuropathies. Poster Presentation. American academy of Neurology Annual Meeting. 19 April, 2016
  • 2015: S. Lucchese. Unremitting Headache with White Matter Changes which Began During Service in the First Gulf War. Poster Presentation. American Headache Society 57th Annual Scientific Meeting. 19 June, 2015
  • 2013:S. Lucchese. Lamictal for Headache Prophylaxis. American Headache Society 55th Annual Scientific Meeting / International Headache Congress. Poster Presentation. June 28, 2013
  • 2010: S. Lucchese, M. Thakker, P. Sahota. The discovery of the Centers of Sleep. SLEEP meeting. Poster presentation. June 8, 2010
  • 2006: S. Lucchese, R. Saski, VH Huxley, S. Whitt. High insulin uncouples of leukocyte activation from permeability Experimental Biology Meeting. March, 2006