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.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all conditions related to multiple sclerosis and immunology, including:
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
- Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Meet Your Care Team
- General Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neurosciences
Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology: Why Choose Vanderbilt
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we have ongoing access to clinical trials that focus on new and more effective treatments for MS and similar disorders. You can talk with any of our doctors about your interest in clinical trials and whether there’s one that might be right for you.
We offer a telehealth clinic on the first Monday of every month for the convenience of patients who don’t live near Vanderbilt. It’s currently offered in Gallatin, but we’re working to rapidly expand the program to our clinics throughout the state.