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The Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center

If you or someone you love is fighting MS, you know that the disease affects individuals in different ways. Symptoms vary widely. So does the time between episodes, the rate of progression and response to treatment. Advances in medications have improved the course of this disease for many, but identifying the right treatment for the right patient at the right time still remains a challenge.

Experts at the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center are dedicated to providing targeted diagnosis and treatments. We know every person with MS is unique, and believe every course of treatment should be designed to work effectively for your distinctive needs, lifestyle and medical history.

Dr. Calabresi in the lab
Introducing an exciting new approach to improving diagnosis, treatment and overall understanding of MS. 
Schematic drawing of damaged nerves in MS
Learn about preventing and interrupting flare-ups and addressing symptoms from the experts at Johns Hopkins.
Chief of Neurology, Dr. Justin McArthur MBBS

Our Team
Meet the experts at the heart of one of the largest clinical and research MS centers in the world. 

In the News: Peter Calabresi, M.D. and Justin McArthur, M.B.B.S., M.P.H. among Six Johns Hopkins Doctors Elected to the Association of American Physicians
The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization whose goals include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Read more.


Multiple Sclerosis Research at Johns Hopkins

Hear from Dr. Peter Calabresi, director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center, what research is being done to develop new diagnostic and treatment options for MS.

Non-invasive imaging technology helps identify your risk for potential loss of function.

A simple imaging test of your retina – the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye – enables Johns Hopkins physicians to identify the likelihood of rapid disease progression, and may also help determine your best course of treatment. This test, fine-tuned and validated here at Johns Hopkins, is a pioneering method for making these assessments.

Come for personalized care, and advance the fight against the disease with every visit.

Along with innovative diagnostic tests that help our team precisely identify your type of MS, you will receive extensive imaging, lifestyle assessments and reviews of your medical history.

Years of studying retinal scans, brain MRIs and clinical characteristics from those with MS have allowed us to develop a system of individualized assessment and monitoring. Ongoing genetic and blood tests may help to predict who is at risk for future disability. By seeking your care here and partnering with us, the knowledge gained from your case helps provide even better treatment for those who come after you.

As leaders in both patient care and biomedical discovery, we provide the highest level of research-based, personalized care at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Learn More About Multiple Sclerosis

The Multiple Sclerosis Center In the News

  • In an interview with Multiple Sclerosis News Today, Johns Hopkins expert Ellen Mowry, M.D. has words of encouragement for MS patients and talks about future directions for research. 
  • A new study led by Dr. Peter Calabresi explores the potential role of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center at 410-614-1522.

Patients: In May, 2012 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication to inform people with MS and healthcare providers about potential risks of treatment procedures and devices being used to treat a condition known as CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency). The agency reviewed these risks and encourages additional research to provide a more complete understanding of what the relationship might be between CCSVI and MS so as to help assist in more informed treatment decisions. Learn more.

Peter Calabresi, M.D. Receives Barancik Prize for MS Research

The collaborative team of Drs. Laura Balcer, Peter Calabresi and Elliot Frohman have been selected as the winners of the 2015 Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research. This team of physician-scientists have worked together for almost 10 years to produce novel, ground-breaking and impactful research about the anatomy and biology of the retina and other structures of the eye in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Read more.

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Maryland Patients

To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center at 410-614-1522.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

 

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