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David                          Hojnacki

David W. Hojnacki MD

Department of Neurology

Associate Professor of Neurology

Specialty/Research Focus

Multiple Sclerosis; Neuroimaging; Neurology

Professional Summary:

After completing my Neurology residency at the University at Buffalo, I received the National Multiple Sclerosis fellowship in 2006 and trained at the Jacobs Neurological Institute, Baird MS Center. In 2007, I began fellowship training in Diagnostic Neuroimaging with William Kinkel, MD FAAN one of the founding members of the American Society of Neuroimaging. In 2008, I joined the University at Buffalo, Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor of Neurology. I am board certified in Neurology with fellowship training in both Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology and Diagnostic Neuroimaging.

In outpatient clinical practice, I evaluate for and treat conditions in neuroimmunology such as Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis optica (Devic’s Disease), Neurosarcoiodosis and Central Nervous System vasculitis. In addition to this, I provide diagnostic reports of brain and spine MRI’s for the Department of Neurology in the evaluation of all neurologic diseases. While on hospital service, I diagnose and treat all neurologic conditions as well as provide teaching to the neurology residents and medical students in training.

My research interests include Multiple Sclerosis, its etiology and treatment, diagnostic neuroimaging and neuroimaging analysis as well as stem cell research. I am currently the site principal investigator for two emerging therapies in multiple sclerosis: Anti-LINGO, the first potential drug for remyelination of damaged nervous system tissue and daclizumab a once a month subcutaneous injection for multiple sclerosis. I also participate in numerous studies of all aspects of Multiple Sclerosis. In neuroimaging, I am involved in the development of advanced MRI techniques for many neurological conditions both for diagnosis and monitoring of disease progression.

Education and Training:
  • Neurology Fellowship, Diagnostic Neuroimaging, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Neurology Fellowship, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • Neurology Residency, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • MD, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • Medical Director, Neurology, UB Neurology Infusion Center (2008-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neurology, Buffalo General Medical Center (2006-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurology
Awards and Honors:
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Clinical Fellowship (2006)
  • Chief Resident of Neurology (2006)
  • Resident Teacher of the Year (2006)
  • Resident Teacher of the Year (2005)

Research Expertise:
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's Disease): This is a neuroinflammatory condition that affects the spinal cord and optic nerves predominantly

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Professional Memberships:
  • Distinguished Lecturer, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2006–present)
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (2006–present)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate Medical Education Committee (2005–present)
  • American Society of Neuroimaging (2005–present)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2002–present)

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Contact Information

Dept. of Neurology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1010 Main St., 2nd floor
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 829-5048
Fax: (716) 829-4411

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