Multiple Sclerosis Center, UMass Memorial Health Care

Institution/Department Address (with email/phone/fax): 55 Lake Ave North, 01655 Worcester, Ma TEL 508-793-6555 fAX 774-442-9122 my email: peter.riskind@umassmemorial

Primary contact for training information (name, address, fax (if different than above) and email): Peter Riskind MD PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurology

Brief information on program: This is a one- or two year clinical fellowship, designed to produce an expert clinical neuroimmuologist/MS specialist for
an academic position or a specialty practice. In addition to intensive exposure to multiple sclerosis and related
neuro-immunologic/inflammatory disorders (e.g. CNS lupus, neurosarcoidosis, vasculitis, etc) fellows will receive
clinical training in rheumatology, physiatry, neuro-urology, neurophthalmology, neuroradiology, and electrophysiology.
Fellows also learn management of intrathecal baclofen pumps, and participate in clinical trials and
investigator-initiated clinical research.

Types of training programs: Fellowship

How many fellows/residents per year: 1-3

Area/s of Training: Multiple Sclerosis; Neuroimmunology

What aspects: Demyelinating diseases (MS, NMO, Etc.); Neuro-rheumatology; Encephalitis; Vasculitis

Fellowship program structure: Clinical

Percentages of clinical and research-based components: 85% Clinical and 15% Research-based

Is On-call duty and/or general clinic participation required?: No

Additional training: Required/Offered? Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-urology; Neuro-radiology; Electrophysiology; Neuro-rehabilitation; Other

Visa sponsorship? No

Approved by Institution’s ACGME office?: No

Is independent funding required for Fellows?:  No

Additional information: None