Because multiple sclerosis (MS) affects each person differently, the team at NYU Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center is dedicated to providing outstanding care that addresses each person’s individual experience of living with the condition.
Our team of MS experts works closely with you and your family to maximize your potential and minimize your symptoms. Through diagnostic testing and a neurological examination, we identify your type of multiple sclerosis and develop a personalized management plan aimed at halting the disease and alleviating symptoms.
The MS Comprehensive Care Center team is committed to improving the lives of people with MS. Our neurologists, who are internationally recognized as leaders in MS care, create a personalized treatment plan that addresses all of your needs. This can include medication or plasma exchange. Nurses provide in-depth patient education and support on medication use, symptom management, and the effects of MS on the family. Our social worker offers one-on-one assessments and works with our psychologists to help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other emotional reactions associated with MS.
Physical therapy and occupational therapy are provided through NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation. Psychologists and neuropsychologists focus on the cognitive aspects of MS. We also work with a urologist who specializes in treating people with bladder issues associated with MS.
In addition, experts at the MS Comprehensive Care Center offer a variety of specialized groups, community events, and webinars for people living with MS—and their families and friends—to help them cope with the disease and its symptoms, and to stay informed about scientific progress.
We are at the forefront of research into new treatments for MS. Our goal is to find therapies that maximize function and cure MS. While other MS centers concentrate primarily on drug research, our center is equally focused on studying nonpharmaceutical treatments for MS. Our experts are leading the way in deﬁning state-of-the-art care for the daily symptoms people with MS face, such as fatigue, cognitive difﬁculties, pain, and mood disruption.
We are also educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals in the fight against MS through our multiple sclerosis fellowship in clinical care and research.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial to help evaluate new treatments for MS, please contact our senior research coordinator at 646-501-7523.
In addition to our main location at 240 East 38th Street in Manhattan, our doctors see patients at Perlmutter Cancer Center—Huntington, NYU Langone Levit Medical, and NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Arts Pavilion. Care is provided by our world-renowned MS experts, as well as neurology fellows who are specifically trained in MS care.
We are designated as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care by the New York chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information about adult services or to make an appointment, please call 646-501-7500.