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Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center evaluates and treats adults and children with multiple sclerosis and similar conditions. Whether you or someone you love has been diagnosed with such a disorder, our goal is to get you back to the best lifestyle as quickly as we can and for as long as we can. Wherever you are on this journey, we’ll be there with you. 

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to multiple sclerosis and immunology, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Francesca R. Bagnato

Francesca R. BagnatoMD, PhD

    Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Joy A. Derwenskus

Joy A. DerwenskusDO, MSCR

    General Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
James E. Eaton

James E. EatonIII, BS, MS, MD

    Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Olivia Gruder

Olivia GruderMD

    Autoimmune Neurological Disorders, General Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromyelitis Optica, Neurosciences
Harold Moses

Harold MosesJr, MD

    Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Siddharama Pawate

Siddharama PawateMD

    Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences

Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Our doctors have spent years working with patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS) and similar central nervous system disorders. And they’ve also been actively involved in research that’s looking for new and better ways to treat these conditions. They, along with our nurses, specialty pharmacists and other staff members, are committed to helping you manage your symptoms.

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes
    Depth of expertise

    The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Vanderbilt is one of the largest in the southeastern U.S., treating approximately 5,000 patients each year.

  • journalism, book, Class options, Specialized assessments
    Specialized care for women

    Women diagnosed with MS have unique needs before, during and after pregnancy. Our team includes specially trained experts that serve as an educational resource to help navigate your pregnancy journey, understand how to best manage your symptoms and manage medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • people, Tumor board, team, staff, partners
    Coordinated care

    Our doctors work closely with experts in other medical disciplines to create a care plan that meets your individual needs. We also work with your primary care doctor to review your records and coordinate any advanced care you may need.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    While there are common symptoms MS patients share, the disease shows up differently in each patient. We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals and help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care. We also offer a specialty pharmacy service, which encompasses consultation and support in navigating the insurance process.

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Our clinic has been recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Care. This designation is a reflection of our extensive approach to care and research, and that means that you’ll have access to and receive the full range of treatments and services you need. Additionally, we offer the latest treatments, and our specialists are constantly working to get new medications approved. 

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced

    We’re involved in research sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that’s looking at MS differently. The goal is to see more about the condition so that we can do more for our patients. Talk with any of our doctors about your interest in cutting-edge research on imaging in MS and whether there is an MRI study that might be right for you.

  • camera phone, cell, iphone, Telehealth

    Telehealth appointments are available. In many cases, it may be best to see a new patient with in-person visits. Telehealth appointments often work best for follow-up care.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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Nashville, TN 37215