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Difficult Case Discussion Webinars

An opportunity for fellows across the country to present cases and receive feedback from other fellows and renowned faculty. 

Schedule
5:45-7:15 pm ET on the second Tuesday of each month as follows:
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11
January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14

If you would like to participate and have not already received an invitation, please contact Doris Lill at Doris.Lill@nmss.org.
 

Program faculty

Special thanks to the following faculty for joining the Difficult Case Webinars.  To learn more about the faculty below, download their biographies.

Elliot M Frohman, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA       
Director, MS and Neuroimmunology Center
Professor of Neurology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
Director, National MS Treatment Training Program
                                                                                                              
Teresa C Frohman, MPAS, MSCS, PA-C, FANA
Managing Director, MS and Neuroimmunology Center
Associate Professor of Neurology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
                                                                     
Kent Ellington, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
                                                                                               
Edward Fox, MD, PhD, FAAN
Director, MS Clinic of Central Texas
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
                                                                                            
Stephen Hauser, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Steven Korngluth, PhD
Professor of Immunology
UT Austin

Eugene O. Major, PhD
Emeritus Professor
Neuroimmunology Branch at the National Institutes of Health

Esther Melamed, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Ethan Meltzer, MD
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Fellow
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
                                                     
David Paydarfar, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology
Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Robert Rennaker, PhD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Engineering, UT Dallas

Lawrence Steinman, MD
Professor of Neurology
Stanford University School of Medicine                                              
 
Howard Weiner, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, MS & Neuroimmunology Center
Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School      
                             
National MS Society
Associate Vice President, Healthcare Access                                
Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC,MSCN
 
National MS Society
Senior Manager, Access to Care    
Doris Lill
                                                           
Collaborative Faculty Mentors:
 
Rany Aburashed, DO
Institute for Neurosciences & MS

Lilyana Amezcua, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Lee Archer, MD
Professor and Chairman of Neurology
University of Arkansas

Shila Azodi, MD
Neuroimmunology Fellow
National Institutes of Health

Bridget Bagert, MD
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Oschner Clinic
                                                          
Laura Balcer, MD
Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Neurology
New York University School of Medicine

Brenda Banwell, MD, FRCPC, FAAN
Chief of Child Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 
Michael Bradshaw, MD
Billings Clinic
                                                      
Lloyd Casper, MD
Dartmouth

Scott Davis, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology
Southern Methodist University

Bob Fox, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
                                                                                                                 
Steven Galetta, MD
Professor & Chairman
Department of Neurology
New York University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Gelfand, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center
Clinical Fellowship Training Program

Andrew Goodman, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology

Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Chief, Neuroimmunology Division
University of Rochester Medical Center

Ari J. Green, MD
Chief, Division of Neuroinflammation and Glial Biology
Debbie and Andy Rachleff Distinguished Professor
Medical Director, MS and Neuroinflammation Center
University of California at San Francisco

Joshua Katz, MD
Co-Director, Elliot Lewis Center for MS
Associate Professor of Neurology
Tufts University School of Medicine
                                                       
Eric Kildeback, MD, PhD
Research Scientist
Center for Engineering Innovation at UT Dallas

Ellen Lathi, MD
Director, Elliot Lewis Center for MS
Chairman, Clinical Advisory Committee, National MS Society
                                                                                                                   
Michael Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Johns Hopkins University

Robert Lisak, MD
Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Erin Longbrak, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology; Associate Director, Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program

Ashlea Lucas, PA
Dell Medical School at UT Austin
                                                                                                                   
Aaron Miller, MD
Mt. Sinai

Ellen Mowry, MD
Johns Hopkins

Ram Narayan
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Barrow Neurological Institute    

Avi Nath, MD, PhD
Clinical Director of NINDS, Director of the Translational Neuroscience Center,

Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System
National Institutes of Health

Annette Okai, MD
Baylor Medical Center Dallas

Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Pace, MD
Institute for Neurosciences & MS

Dan Peletier, MD
University of Southern California

Sara Qureshi, MD
Director

Billings Clinic

Danny Reich, MD, PhD
Director- Translational Neuroradiology Unit in NINDS

National Institutes of Health

Shiv Saidha, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

James Stankiewicz, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director- Partners MS Center

Adnan Subei, DO
Medical Director

Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Bryan Weinshenker, MD
Mayo Clinic

Dean Wingerchuk, MD
Mayo Clinic

Scott Zamvil, MD, PhD
Donnie Smith Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Research
Professor of Neurology, Faculty Member, Program in Immunology

University of California San Francisco       

Robert Zivadinov, MD
Professor & Director
Buffalo Neuroimaging & Analysis Center (BNAC)
State University of NY at Buffalo
 
Timothy West, MD
University of California San Francisco
                                                                     
                                          
                            

2018-2019 Fellows

Clinical Fellows
Abdul R Alchaki  
University of Rochester

Frank Benesh    
University of Alabama Birmingham

Andrea Dellaria                
University of Chicago

Alexandra Filippakis       
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brooke Guerrero             
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Chu-Yueh (Joanne) Guo
University of California San Francisco

Ye Hu   
University of Washington

Douglas Juvinall  
Northwestern University

Daniel Kurz        
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Gabrielle Macaron, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Ethan Meltzer, MD
Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Christopher Perrone      
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Peter Sguigna   
University of Texas Southwestern

Amanda Thuringer          
University of Kansas Medical Center

Kelly Tisovic       
University of Southern California

Asya Wallach     
New York University School of Medicine

Yujie Wang         
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sylvia Lawry Fellows

Laura Baldassari               
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Nina Bozinov
Stanford University

William Conte  
University of Chicago

Emily Evans
Washington University School of Medicine

Jenny Feng
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Ilena George     
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Kristen Krysko  
University of California San Francisco

Christopher Langston
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Muhammad Taimur Malik
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Marisa McGinley
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
 

Michael Robers
University of Southern California

Elizabeth Silbermann     
Oregon Health & Science University

Elias Sotirchos  
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Fellow spotlight

Brooke Guerrero, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center



"I became interested in MS as a medical student when I learned that viruses may play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease. What I have learned about the disease since then is both fascinating and humbling: the subtle patterns of both its clinical course and appearance on neuroimaging are now well documented but the etiology remains elusive. Thankfully, we have a variety of disease modifying therapies for these patients and I am honored to join the ranks of MS/neuroimmunology specialists helping these patients navigate the constant influx of new information and overcome the individual hurdles of their disease."

Chris Perrone, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


"Caring for patients longitudinally, helping to demystify their neurological condition and empowering them to improve their quality of life, has been a longstanding passion of mine. What is more is the incredible progress that has been made since I first met a patient with MS over a decade ago. The collaborative efforts between researchers and clinicians have translated into many new therapeutic approaches and a positive impact in the lives of those with multiple sclerosis. And, as we learn more every day, I look forward to being a part of future advancements in MS care."

Difficult case archives

* additional archives prior to 2017 also available.

Fellows Case Call

11/13/2018
Presented by:
Brooke Guerrero, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Chris Perrone, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Description:
non-MS inflammatory condition, ADEM

Fellow Case Call

October 16, 2018
Presented by:
Kelly Tisovic, MD, University of Southern California
Michael Robers, MD, University of Southern California

Description:
CNS Malignancy, Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma; NMO, non-MS inflammatory disease

Download the additional relevant articles:

Fellow Case Call

September 11, 2018
Presented by:
Stephen Benesh, MD, University of Alabama Birmingham

Description: Vascular Condition, CNS Polyangitis
 

Fellow Case Call

May 8, 2018
Presented by:
Elias Sotirchos , MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
William Kilgo, University of Alabama Birmingham


Description: NMO, non-MS inflammatory condition; CNS malignancy, intravascular large b-cell lymphoma

Fellow Case Call

April 10, 2018
Presented by:
David Lapides, MD, University of Virginia

Part 2


Description: Infections, JC virus granule cell neuronopathy

Fellow Case Call

March 13, 2018
Presented by:
Michael J. Bradshaw, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital Massachusettes General Hospital, Harward Medical School
Megan Esch, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Description:
CNS neurological condition, NMDA, encephalitis with demyelinating overlap syndrome

Fellow Case Call

February 13, 2018
Presented by:
Lakshman Arcot Jayagopal, MD, University of Washington
Laura Baldassari, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Description:
central nervous system neuro-inflammatory disease; non-MS inflammatory condition

Fellow Case Call

January 9, 2018
Presented by:
Nidhi Andani, MBBS, University of Rochester

Description:
infection; PML; treatment dilemas post PML treatment with DMT

Fellow Case Call

December 12, 2017
Presented by:
Ahmed Obeidat, MD, University of Cincinatti

*due to technical difficulties, there are two parts to this video.
Part 1
Part 2

Description: Infection; PML

Download the additional relevant articles:

Fellow Case Call

November 14, 2017
Presented by:
Brandon Moss, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Description:
motor neuron disease; ALS

Fellow Case Call

October 10, 2017
Presented by:
Veronica Penyak, MD, University of Chicago
Maria Del Pilar Guillermo Prieto Eibl, Ohio State University

Description:
clippers, CNS neuroinflammatory disorders; tumefactive, unknown diagnosis

Fellow Case Call

September 12, 2017
Presented by:
Andrew Romeo, MD, UCSF MS and Neuroinflammation Center

Featured in the journal Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. 

Description:
non- MS inflammatory condition, neurosarcoidosis

Fellows Case Call

11/13/2018
Presented by:
Brooke Guerrero, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Chris Perrone, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Description:
non-MS inflammatory condition, ADEM

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