Thomas P. Leist, MD, PhD
Director, Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Center
Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Clinical Center
The Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Division of Neuroimmunology utilize an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders. It serves as a tertiary referral and teaching center and is allied with a multispecialty team including nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, and attendings. It has special programs for individuals with clinically isolated syndromes, pregnancy and MS, and spasticity management. The Center also provides neurological care to residents of Inglis House, which is home to more than 160 individuals with MS.
The Center has ongoing research into immunology of neurology disorders, new treatment and diagnostic approaches, novel imaging modalities, outcome and genetic studies in MS. Through it, patients have access to clinical trials in all phases of development and it has been consistently highly rated in comparative reviews.