The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Johns Hopkins is one of the largest clinical and research MS centers in the world. With ten neurologists, two nurses, and extensive laboratory and support staff we can focus on all aspects of the disease - from diagnosis and clinical care to cutting edge clinical trials brain imaging and laboratory research.
Patients are seen in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center and can be referred to other specialties for consultation or testing within the Johns Hopkins system. We believe in a team approach. In addition to providing a comprehensive neurological evaluation and interpretation of MRI studies, we involve nursing, physical therapy and social work assessments as needed.
Our center is leading or participating in several clinical trials for both relapsing remitting and primary progressive MS. Our team is particularly dedicated to finding better treatments for progressive MS. In fact, we were recently chosen as one of four MS centers around the world to participate in a five year study designed to develop treatments to prevent the progression of MS and repair damaged tissues. We are collaborating with a radiology team at the Kennedy Krieger Institute on an MRI study that produces images of the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord rather than just looking at the inflammation seen on conventional MRIs.
Great progress has been made in the last 15 years in developing the first generation of treatments for MS. We are confident that this next phase of research will yield new breakthroughs and hope for people with MS. We are committed to caring for those who suffer with MS and ultimately curing this ravaging disease.