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Compassionate Care. Innovation. Leadership.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis Center &
Clinical Neuroimmunology Programs

Dr. Philip L. De Jager, MS Center Director

Dr. Claire S. Riley, MS Center Medical Director

We are a multidisciplinary group that provides cutting-edge, compassionate care to our patients while pursuing clinical trials and translational research to enhance our understanding and our management of immune system dysfunction in the brain.


Our Center is a world leader for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord. We also serve as a hub for multiple national and international research networks.

Our work targets:

  1. Inflammatory diseases such as MS, Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), anti-MOG associated disease (MOGAD), and other autoimmune diseases 

  2. The impact of aging on MS and other inflammatory diseases

  3. Complications of immunotherapy for cancer and inflammatory diseases

  4. The role of the immune system in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Fronto-temporal Dementia and  Parkinson’s disease.

Pediatric & Young Adult MS Unit

NMO & Transverse Myelitis Unit

Autoimmune Neurology & Immunotoxicity Unit

Patient Care

Clinical Fellowship


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