Name: Dr. Peter Calabresi
When I Joined the Movement: In 1989, as a neurology resident
Occupation: Neurologist, Johns Hopkins MS Center
Hobbies: Outside of working? Skiing, hiking and playing with my kids.
What movement means to me: There’s the physical connotation of having the energy and drive to get around and do things, but there’s also the sense of progress. I think that’s the double entendre the Society intended.
One thing I’ve learned about MS that I want to tell you: People who don’t give up do well with this disease. Keeping your hopes up can go a long way.
What I’ve done to Join the Movement: Every day I work in the laboratory trying to understand the disease better so we can find new treatments. I do the walk every year, I’m on the board of our chapter and I help review grants and fellowship and education applications.
The most interesting thing that’s happened to me recently: After having three wonderful boys who have grown to be teenagers, we just had a baby girl, so that’s kind of changed my life.
What I’m doing: Rallying the troops for Walk MS. The last two years we’ve had the largest team in Baltimore, so we want to keep that up.