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The mission of the UAB MSC is made possible only through a large multi-disciplinary effort. Active collaborations and partnerships include:

UAB Heersink School of Medicine

UAB School of Public Health

Affiliated Centers

    • The Center for Pediatric-Onset Demyelinating Disease (CPODD), directed by pediatric neurologist Dr. Jayne Ness, is one of only six centers in the United States to receive designation as a Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Children seen at CPODD receive comprehensive onsite care, including neurological care and the services of neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation specialists, nutritionists and social workers, as well as other specialty services including ophthalmology, urology and MRI services.  As UAB MS Clinic Director and CPODD Co-Director, Dr. Khurram Bashir sees pediatric patients regularly in anticipation of their eventual transition to his clinic and collaborates closely with Dr. Ness regarding patient needs. This unique partnership between the adult and pediatric MS clinics of the UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center enables a natural transition for local CPODD patients entering adulthood and creates exceptional continuity of care as services continue through the UAB MS Clinic.
    • The UAB Transverse Myelitis (TM) Clinic, directed by Dr. William Meador and Dr. Amie McLain, is one of only three comprehensive clinics for treatment of TM in the country. The UAB TM Clinic provides comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment services, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, and pain management, to patients with TM. This clinic works closely with the Mike L. Jezdimir Transverse Myelitis Foundation and the Transverse Myelitis Association.  

    • The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) hosts the only dedicated MS Clinic exclusively for veterans in the state of Alabama. The VA MS Clinic includes over 150 patients with MS and related disorders, and is affiliated with the VA MS Centers of Excellence – East national organization. Veterans receiving care at the BVAMC have access to a full range of specialty services, including magnetic resonance imaging, all FDA-approved MS disease-modifying therapies, an infusion center, physical and occupational therapy, orthotics, mental health services and social work. Veterans also have access to specialized services such as baclofen pump placement and management, neuropsychological testing, urology and ophthalmology. The VA MS Clinic is supervised by Dr. John Rinker.

    • UAB Center for Glial Biology

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