Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center
Welcome to the Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care & Research Center, a premier treatment and research center for individuals living with multiple sclerosis. The center, which is affiliated with the New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, is a comprehensive care facility devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with MS.
MS is an extremely variable illness that seems to affect each individual differently. At the MS Center, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of health care providers with different areas of expertise in order to meet the specific needs of each and every patient. Our team includes neurologists, a nurse practitioner, a clinical research coordinator, a psychiatrist, a neuropsychologist, urologists, experts in pain management, and several of the world's leading neuro-ophthalmologists. We work closely with an outstanding group of neuroradiologists and utilize state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnostic purposes as well as to monitor disease progression and response to therapy. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides comprehensive services to inpatients and outpatients with MS. Physiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, therapeutic recreation specialists, rehabilitation nurses, and orthotist-prosthetists provide a variety of services, including rehabilitation, home modification evaluations, wheelchair and scooter evaluations, speech and swallowing evaluations, and augmentative communication assessments for patients in need of these services. For patients who choose to participate in clinical research trials, the world-class Hatch Magnetic Resonance Research Center is located just two floors below the MS Center.
Columbia has a long history of providing world-class patient care as well as performing ground-breaking clinical research. In keeping with that tradition, the MS Center provides an ideal environment for MS patients. While we search for a cure for MS, it is our mission to provide compassionate and superior patient care, lessen the impact that MS has on patients and their loved ones, enhance quality of life, and develop safe and more effective disease-modifying and symptomatic therapies.
WORLD MS DAY:
NBC NEW YORK
May 23, 2014
Dr. Claire Riley
, director of MS Clinical Care & Research Center, and Liz Samurovich, with the National MS Society Southern NY Chapter, talk about MS week and how people suffering from it can get the help they need.
Location and Contact Information:
We are located in the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center. The center serves the population of the tri-state area and accepts patients and referrals from around the world.
The Neurological Institute
710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Tel: 646-426-3876 (646-42-NEURO)