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Dr. John Fleming


2012 - Dr. John Fleming

Dr. John Fleming contributes his time and expertise to the National MS Society and has proven innovative with his research. He is a Chapter Clinical Advisory Committee member, was a member of the chapter Board of Trustees, and has served nationally on the Society’s National Clinic Committee and Medical Advisory Board.

He was inducted into the Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame for Health Professionals in 2002 and for Research in 2010.

His interest focused on MS since the ‘70s as a MS research fellow, Dr. Fleming has received multiple research awards. Currently, he is exploring how microscopic worm eggs change the immune response in people with MS based on the hygiene hypothesis. His study has been featured in the New York Times and ABC News.

Dr. Fleming treats more than 500 patients with MS annually at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics MS Clinic. It is through his work with patients these past 40 years that he has become dedicated to a world free of MS.