Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers

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There are now 6 Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Centers newly funded
by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The goal is to provide
comprehensive care plus education and research for children and
adolescents with MS and other demyelinating conditions such as acute
disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, etc.
The centers and program directors are

* Pediatric MS Center of the Jacobs Neurological Institute, State
University of New York at Buffalo—Project director: Bianca
Weinstock-Guttman, MD (

* Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota—Co-project directors Nancy L.
Kuntz, MD & Moses Rodriguez, MD

* National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Hospital,
Long Island—Project director: Lauren Krupp, MD (

* Partners Pediatric MS Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital
for Children in Boston—Project director: Tanuja Chitnis, MD

* University of California , San Francisco Regional Pediatric MS
Center—Project director Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD

* Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease at the Children's
Hospital of Alabama , University of Alabama at Birmingham—Project
director: Jayne Ness, MD, PhD (Phone #: 205-996-7633; website currently
under construction but will be

There is also an NMSS website w/ information about Peds MS
( Centers
can also be contacted through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:
1-866-KIDS W MS (1-866-543-7967) or e-mail

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Last revised 14-July-2006 by Steven Leber