Sarah F. Wesley, MD, MPH
I am a board-certified neurologist who specializes in inflammatory disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. I treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica, neurosarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, and secondary neuroinflammatory reactions from other exposures.
In addition to disease prevention and treatment, I work with individuals to optimize function and quality of life using a variety of approaches, including exercise, healthy lifestyle, medication, and botulinum toxin injections for relief of muscle spasticity.
I also conduct clinical trials to find new and effective medications to treat MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases. Moreover, I conduct primary research on the causes and treatment of neuroinflammation, in particular, studying inflammatory reactions to new cancer immunotherapies.
Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated
- ADEM - acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis
- Autoimmune encephalitis
- CNS vasculitis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological immunotoxicity
- Neuromyelitis Optica
- Optic Neuritis
- Transverse Myelitis
- Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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Credentials & Experience
Honors & Awards
2016 Resident Leadership Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology
2016 Award for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
2015 Resident Scholar Award, American Academy of Neurology