Michael Davin Kornberg, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

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  • Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology


Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Neurology


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

301 Mason Lord Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Kornberg completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University. He then received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and stayed at Johns Hopkins for neurology residency and a clinical and research fellowship in neuroimmunology. He is committed to a career that combines the competent and compassionate care of patients with multiple sclerosis and other immunolgic disorders of the nervous system with basic and translational research aimed at developing improved therapies. 

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  • Associate Director, Neurology Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD PhD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Neurology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology-General) (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kornberg conducts basic and translational research aimed at better understanding the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, particularly the processes that drive progressive disability such a neurodegeneration and remyelination failure.


Lab Website: Kornberg Lab

Technology Expertise Keywords

multiple sclerosis; progressive multiple sclerosis; immunometabolism; neuroinflammation; nitric oxide

Clinical Trial Keywords

multiple sclerosis, progressive multiple sclerosis, immunometabolism, neuroinflammation, nitric oxide

Selected Publications

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Kornberg MD and Calabresi PA. (in press) "Emerging Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis." In Robert J Fox, Alexander D Rai-Grant, Francois Bethoux (Editors), Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders: Clinical Guide to Diagnosis, Medical management, and Rehabilitation, 2nd edition. New York, NY:Demos Medical Publishing

Kornberg MD, Bhargava P, Kim PM, Putluri V, Snowman AM, Putluri N, Calabresi PA, and Snyder SH. Dimethyl fumarate targets GAPDH and aerobic glycolysis to modulate immunity. Science (2018) 360:449-453; published online 29 March 2018 (10.1126/science.aan4665), PMID: 29599194

Kornberg MD, Smith MD, Shirazi HA, Calabresi PA, Snyder SH, and Kim PM. Bryostatin-1 alleviates experimental multiple sclerosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. (2018) 115:2186-2191.PMID: 29440425 

Yeshokumar AK, Saylor D, Kornberg MD, and Mowry EM. Evidence for the importance of vitamin D status in neurologic conditions. Curr Treat Options Neurol (2015) 17:51. PMID: 26538263

Kornberg MD, Ratchford JN, Subramaniam RM, and Probasco JC. Giant cell arteritis mimicking infiltrative leptomeningeal disease of the optic nerves. BMJ Case Rep (2015) Apr 9.PMID 25858943

Activities & Honors


  • Young Investigator Award, Center Without Walls, Race to Erase MS, 2018
  • Marilyn Hilton Bridging Award for Physician Scientists, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, 2017
  • Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and American Academy of Neurology, 2015
  • Jay Slotkin Award for Excellence in Research, Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency Program, 2015
  • Guy M. McKhann Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency Program, 2015
  • R25 Research Grant for Residents and Fellows in Neurology, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2014


  • Junior Member, American Academy of Neurology, 2012 - present

Professional Activities

  • Scientific Organizing Committee member, Scientific Organizing Committee, National Multiple Sclerosis Tykeson Fellows Conference, 2017 - 2017
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