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Network of Pediatric MS Centers


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Improving care and expanding research

In 2006, the National MS Society established a nationwide network of Pediatric MS Centers to provide comprehensive evaluation and care to children and teens (up to age 18) with MS and related central nervous system (CNS) demyelinating disorders. Today, the network has evolved to include twelve centers engaged in research to better understand the cause(s) of MS, the characteristics of these disorders in children, and how best to treat children with MS. The centers offer evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and support to families with a child displaying symptoms suggestive of any CNS demyelinating disorder; a child does not need to have a definite diagnosis of MS in order to be evaluated.

Centers (alphabetical by state)

Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease at the Children's Hospital of Alabama
CHB 314K, 1600 7th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Center director: Jayne Ness, MD, PhD

UCSF Regional Pediatric MS Center
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94117
Center director: Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
Co-director: Jennifer Graves, MD, PhD

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

University of Colorado, Denver Children’s Hospital, Rocky Mountain MS Center
1635 Aurora Ct., Suite 4200, Aurora, CO 90045
Center Director: Teri Schreiner, MD

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

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

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

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

Pediatric MS Center of the Jacobs Neurological Institute
219 Bryant St., Buffalo, NY 14222
Center director: Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD

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

Cleveland Clinic, Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis
1950 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH 44195
Center directors: Mary Rensel, MD and Manikum Moodley, MD 

The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis, Texas Children’s Hospital
6701 Fannin Street, 9th Floor, Houston, TX 77030
Center director:  Timothy Loetze, MD


Research into Pediatric MS

Investigating pediatric MS

Learn about research being done at the network of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence