Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a common and impactful chronic disease, with a variable course that ranges from asymptomatic to disabling. It is our mission to provide patients with compassionate and superior care, lessen the impact that MS has on them and their loved ones, enhance their quality of life, and develop safe and more effective disease-modifying and symptomatic therapies for the treatment of MS.

Columbia University Multiple Sclerosis Center

Our Services

To meet the specific needs of both adult and pediatric patients with MS and related disorders, our services include:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations
  • Ongoing education and counseling for patients and their loved ones
  • Treatment with the most current and effective disease-modifying therapies
  • Evaluation and treatment of patient symptoms (i.e. fatigue, spasticity)
  • Outpatient infusion and apheresis services 
  • A cutting-edge clinical trial and research program
  • State-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at several locations, including the world-class Hatch Magnetic Resonance Research Center for patients involved in clinical trials

In conjunction with colleagues in other departments we offer:

  • Neuro-ophthalmology evaluations including ocular coherence tomography
  • Ocular coherence tomography
  • Evaluation and treatment of bowel and bladder symptoms
  • Physiatry evaluations and physical/occupational therapy
  • Neuropsychological testing to evaluate cognitive and memory problems
  • Psychiatry and psychology referrals for treatment of depression and mood disorders
  • Pain management
  • Speech therapy to address speech and swallowing problems