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Identifying a neurology provider who will partner with you in the management of your MS or your child’s MS can be a daunting task!  Below we provide a directory of pediatric providers, by state, to assist you in your search. Next to the name of the group or individual provider you will find additional information that is described below.

Partners in MS Care – are healthcare providers who have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in treating patients with MS. These providers have a relationship with the National MS Society that helps connect their patients to the information, resources and support available to live their best lives with MS. Partners can be comprehensive care centers, as described below – or may be individual providers or group practices.

Partners in MS Care – Center for Comprehensive Care – are recognized by the National MS Society as providers of comprehensive and coordinated care to help meet the many challenges of MS.  These Centers may participate in research activities, and many are also Network Pediatric Centers or collaborate with the Network Centers.

Pediatric Network MS Center - These centers are academic based and engaged in research to better understand the cause(s) of MS, characteristics of these disorders in children, and how best to provide care for children with MS.  These centers also offer comprehensive evaluation and care to children and teens (up to age 18) including youngsters without a definite diagnosis of MS. The Society established this network in 2006 and continues to support the network’s research activities.
 
Should you need help identifying a provider, or you have any questions, our MS Navigators are ready to provide assistance. Please call 1-800-344-4867.

Providers (alphabetical by state)

Alabama
Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease at the Children's Hospital of Alabama- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care, Pediatric MS Network Center
CHB 314K, 1600 7th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Center director: Jayne Ness, MD, PhD
205-996-7850

Arkansas
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences Department Of Pediatrics
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Little Rock, AR 72202-3500            
Erin Willis, MD
501- 364-1850 

California
UCSF Regional Pediatric MS Center-  Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care, Pediatric MS Network Center
1825 4th St # 5A, San Francisco, CA 94143-2350
Center director: Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
415-353-3939

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - Pediatric MS Network Center
2195 Club Center Drive, Suite A, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Center director:  Gregory Aaen, MD
909-835-1810

Kaiser Permanente San Francisco - Partner in MS Care     
450 6th Ave Fl 3, San Francisco, CA 94118-3010        
Jacqueline Felice Marcus, MD
415-833-3092

Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center - Partner in MS Care    
1425 S Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5318        
Lauren Oommen, MD
925-295-4070

Harbor- UCLA- Partner in MS Care
1000 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90509
Megan Langille, MD
310-222-2345

Jeffrey Levin, MD
1541 Florida Ave Ste 300, Modesto, CA, 95350
209-521-0767

Colorado
Roaring Fork Neurology- Partner in MS Care
350 Market Street, Ste. 316, Basalt, CO, 81621-8119        
Alison Allen, MD
970-927-1141

University of Colorado, Denver Children’s Hospital, Rocky Mountain MS Center - Pediatric MS Network Center
1635 Aurora Ct., Suite 4200, Aurora, CO 90045
Center Director: Teri Schreiner, MD
720-848-2080
msclinic@childrenscolorado.org

Connecticut
Long Ridge Medical Center/ Yale New Haven Health
260 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT 06902-1627     
Sharon Stoll, DO, MS
475- 619-7353   

District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC  20010-2916        
Ilana Kahn, MD
Adeline Vanderver, MD
202- 476-5000   

Florida
Baptist Neurology, Inc.- Partner in MS Care
1370 13th Ave. South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-3230
Kalina Sanders, MD
904-249-1041

Marcus Neuroscience Institute
800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Joshua J. Chalkley, DO
561-955-4600

1951 SW 172nd Avenue, Suite 415, Miramar, FL 33029
Areeba Basit, MD
954-265-2423
 

University of Miami MS Center of Excellence- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
5555 Ponce De Leon Blvd.,Coral Gables, FL 33146-2513
Kottil W. Rammohan, MD
Silvia R. Delgado, MD
Leticia Tornes, MD
305-243-3100

Vero Beach Neurology and Research Institute LLC- Partner in MS Care
1040 37TH PL., Vero Beach, FL 32960
S. James Shafer, MD
772-492-705
* teens and up

Univ. of FL Health Jacksonville MS Center- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
580 W 8th St, Tower 19Th Floor, Jacksonville, FL 32209-6533
Scott Silliman MD
Constance Katsafanas DO
904-383-1022

University of South Florida Multiple Sclerosis Center- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd 55, Department of Neurology, Tampa, FL 33612-4742
Derrick Robertson, MD
Janice Maldonado, MD
813-396-9478

UF Health Neurology 
2000 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608
Bernadette Nazario, MD
Tirisham Gyang, MD
Aaron M. Carlson, MD
352-265-8408


Georgia
Savannah Neurology Specialists- Partner in MS Care
6602 Waters Ave Bldg C, Savannah, GA 31406-2778        
Katherine Mcnaughton, MD
912-354-7676

Illinois
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago-
225 E Chicago Avenue   
Chicago, IL  60611
Jennifer Rubin, MD
800-543-7362

Indiana
JWM Neurology- Partner in MS Care
7250 Clearvista Dr Ste 225, Indianapolis, IN 46256-5626        
Craig E. Herrman, MD
Keith Ridel, MD
317-537-6088

Kentucky
University of Louisville Physicians, MS Center- Partner in MS Care
401 E Chestnut St Ste 501, Louisville, KY 40202-5700        
Michael Sweeney, MD
502-588-4800

Massachusetts
Partners Pediatric MS Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children - Pediatric MS Network Center
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 6B, 55 Fruit St., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114
Center director: Tanuja Chitnis, MD
617-726-2664

Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program at Boston Children’s Hospital - Pediatric MS Network Center
Fegan 11, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Center director:  Mark Gorman, MD
Co-director: Leslie Benson, MD
617-355-2751

Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center At Brigham And Women's Hospital - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
60 Fenwood Road, Floor 1, suite B, Boston, MA 02115
Tanuja Chitnis, MD
617-525-6550

Michigan
Memorial Center for Multiple Sclerosis - Partner in MS Care
503 E Main St, Owosso MI 48867-3140        
Rany Aburashed, MD
989-723-1390

Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Pediatric MS Center - Pediatric MS Network Center
200 1st St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Center directors: Jan-Mendelt Tillema, MD, & Moses Rodriguez, MD
507-293-0378

Missouri
Washington University, Pediatric MS and other Demyelinating Disease Center - Pediatric MS Network Center
One Children’s Place, 2 Fl, Suite C-D, St. Louis, MO 63110
Center Director: Soe Mar, MD
314-454-6120

Pediatric MS & Demyelinating Diseases Center
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Place, Ste. 2C & D, St. Louis, MO 63110
Soe Mar, MD
314-454-6120

New Mexico
UNM Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Clinic At The Clinical Neuroscience Center- Partner in MS Care
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106-2719
Corey Ford, MD, PhD
505-272-3160

New York
Pediatric MS Center of the Jacobs Neurological Institute - Pediatric MS Network Center
219 Bryant St., Buffalo, NY 14222
Center director: Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD
877-878-7367
PedMS@thejni.org

Pediatric MS Center at New York University Langone Medical Center - Pediatric MS Network Center
240 East 38th Street, 20th Floor, New York NY 10016
Center director: Lauren Krupp, MD
646-501-7500

University of Rochester Pediatric Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642-0001                    
Robert Thompson-Stone, MD
585-275-2808

Elmwood Health Center
2128 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207-1910        
Sarah Finnegan, MD
716-874-4500

Cayuga Neurologic Services        
8 Brentwood Dr. Ste. B, Ithaca, NY 14850-1871   
James Gaffney, MD
Susan Cowdery, MD
Jody Stackman, MD
607-273-6757    

North Carolina
Brenner Children’s Hospital/ Wake Forest Baptist Pediatric Neurology
Medical Center Boulevard JT9, Winston Salem, NC 27157
Scott Otallah, MD
336-716-4101

Raleigh Neurology Associates- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
1540 Sunday Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607-6010
Mitchell Freedman, MD
John Scagnelli, MD
919-782-3456

Wake Forest Baptist Health Multiple Sclerosis Center- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157-0001
Scott Otallah, MD
336-716-4101

Ohio
Cleveland Clinic, Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care, Pediatric MS Network Center
1950 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44195
Center directors: Mary Rensel, MD and Manikum Moodley, MD 
216-444-5559

True North Medical Services      
27629 Chagrin Blvd Ste. 206, Beachwood, OH 44122-4486             
John P. Conomy, MD, JD
216-765-8393

Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care         
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4319        
Director: Brenda Banwell, MD
Co-Director: Amy Waldman, MD
215-590-1000

Wellspan NeurologyPartner in MS Care
228 Saint Charles Way Ste. 200, York, PA 17402-4661       
Ravi Dukkipati, MD
717-851-5503    

Puerto Rico
San Juan MS Center- Partner in MS Care
100 Centro Internacional de Mercadeo, Guaynabo, PR 00968
Angel Chinea, MD
787-793-7984

Centro de Esclerosis Multiple
100 Ave Luis Munoz Marin, Caguas, PR, 00725-6184
Patricia De Jesus Umpierre, MD
787-653-3763

South Carolina
Premier Neurology - Partner in MS Care
420 the Pkwy Ste N, Greenville, SC, 29650-2965        
Mary Hughes, MD
864-655-4005

Texas
The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis, Texas Children’s Hospital- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care, Pediatric MS Network Center
6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor, Houston, TX 77030
Center director:  Timothy Lotze, MD
832-822-5046

Cook Children's Neuroscience Clinic- Partner in MS Care 
1500 Cooper St 4th Fl, Ft Worth, TX 76104-2710        
Adrian Lacy, MD
682-885-2500

University of Texas Southwestern - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
5959 Harry Hines Blvd 11th Floor, Suite 1122, Dallas, TX 75235
Benjamin Greenberg, MD
214-645-8800

Children's Health - Children's Medical Center Dallas- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
2350 N Stemmons Fwy. Dallas, TX 75207-2700
Benjamin Greenberg, MD
Lana Harder, PhD, ABPP
214-645-7998

Tennessee
Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center- Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
3810 Bedford Ave Ste 100, Nashville, TN 37215-2554
Ngochanh Vu , MD
615-343-1176

Utah         
Eccles Primary Children's Outpatient - Partner in MS Care     
81 N Mario Capecchi Dr Salt Lake City, UT 84113-1125        
Michael Lloyd, MD
801-213-3599
 
Primary Children's Hospital Outpatient Services at Riverton - Partner in MS Care
3773 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84065-7215        
Michael Lloyd, MD
801-213-3599

Utah Valley Neurological Center/ Intermountain Healthcare - Partner in MS Care    
3685 N 100 E Ste A, Provo, UT 84604-4594        
Scott Belliston, MD
801-357-7420
 
Virginia
James Q Miller Consultative Multiple Sclerosis Clinic - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
500 Ray C Hunt Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903-2981
J. Nicholas Brenton, MD
434-924-8668

Washington
Center for Healing Neurology
2900 NE Blakeley St. Ste. C, Seattle, WA 98105-3100       
Ilene Ruhoy, MD, PhD
206-379-1213

Seattle Children's Hospital 
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Neurology B-5552, Seattle, WA 98105-3901      
Catherine Otten, MD
206-987-2078  

Wisconsin
Marshfield Clinic MS Clinic - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
1000 N Oak Ave ., Marshfield, WI 54449-5703      
Loren Rolak, MD
800-699-3377    

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinic Neurology/MS Clinic - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care               
600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792-0001       
John Fleming, MD
Natasha Frost, MD
Christopher Luzzio, MD
608-263-1300    

Aurora Health Care - Partner in MS Care- Center for Comprehensive Care
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, 2900 W Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215-4330     
Eric Maas, MD
Akram Dastagir, MD
Lea Rayman, MD
Lorri Lobeck, MD
414-546-5460    

Dean Neurologic Institute & Spine Center
700 S Park St., Madison, WI 53715-1830 
Natasha Frost, MD
608-260-3425    

West Virginia
Marshall University School of Medicine Department Of Neurology - Partner in MS Care    
1600 Medical Center Dr Ste G500, Huntington, WV 25701-3659        
Paul Ferguson, MD
304-691-1787

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