Department of Neurology
I attended medical school at University of Miami, FL, with additional pathway education in Social Medicine & Public Health. I then completed neurology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami in Florida. This was followed by Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General/Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, MA. Further fellowship training in Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology was obtained at University of Miami, where I also completed a Masters of Science degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation.
My clinical practice centers on the evaluation and care of patients with neuroimmunological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) and other inflammatory- and autoimmune-mediated central and peripheral nervous system disorders.
My research interests focus on immune-mediated nervous system disorders – particularly on predictive measures and outcomes research. Building on clinical research initiated at the University of Miami, I am actively investigating the prevalence and relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and neuropathy. I also have a particular interest in the pathophysiology of autonomic nervous system dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis and the usefulness of autonomic measurements in developing treatment targets and predictive clinical measures in Multiple Sclerosis. I have actively participated in several Phase II, III and IV clinical trials for Multiple Sclerosis and NMOSD treatments.