NYU Langone Medical Center – Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center

Institution/Department Address (with email/phone/fax): 240 E 38th St. 18th Fl. New York, New York 10016 ph: 646-501-7520 fax: 646-754-9593

Primary contact for training information (name, address, fax (if different than above) and email): Dr. Ilya Kister, Program Director, MS Fellowship; ilya.kister@nyumc.org; Sylvie Rainaldi, MHA, Senior Manager, MS Center sylvie.rainaldi@nyumc.org

Brief information on program: The NYU Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, one of the largest and most diverse MS Centers in the conuntry, is also the only center in the tri-state area to offer MS services for patients of all ages – from children to adults. The NYU MS Center offers an array of services including psychiatry, psychology, neuro-urology, neuro-ophthalmology, occupational therapy, nursing, and social work. Our flagship location is located in midtown Manhattan at the NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center. We also have sites in Brooklyn and Huntington Station, NY.

The MS Center is designated as a Center for Comprehensive Care by the New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. NYU Langone Medical Center is ranked among the top 10 best hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report.

There are two fellowships offered at NYU MS Care Center. One is focused on adult multiple sclerosis and another on pediatric multiple sclerosis. Both fellowships provide intensive training in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with Multiple Sclerosis as well as participation in clinical trials and research conducted at the Multiple Sclerosis Center. The fellows are actively involved in the clinical management of patients and in weekly teaching conferences at the center.
The fellowships are devoted to equally to clinical care and clinical research. Fellows spend time on clinic rotations at the MS Center and Neuro-Ophthalmology clinic and participate in regular interdisciplinary team management conferences. Fellows also visit MS inpatients at Tisch Hospital. Clinical fellowship s one year old with option of extending for additional year focused on research.

Types of training programs: Fellowship

How many fellows/residents per year: 2

Area/s of Training: Multiple Sclerosis

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

Fellowship program structure: Clinical; Research-based

If combined, what are the percentages for each component?: 50% Clinical and 50% Research-based

Is On-call duty and/or general clinic participation required?: Yes

Additional training: Required/Offered: Neuro-ophthalmology; Neuro-urology; Neuro-radiology; Neuro-rehabilitation

Visa Sponsorship?: J1

Approved by Institution’s ACGME office?: Yes

Is independent funding required for Fellows?:  No

Additional information: The NYU MS fellowship is not accredited by ACGME, however, it is approved by the NYU GME committee.

Eligible candidates are expected to have successfully completed an accredited Neurology residency prior to the beginning the fellowship. Interested applicants should send their C.V., a brief statement of interests, and the names and contact information of three references to the Program Director and the Senior Manager of the MS Center.

Promising candidates will be invited to visit the MS Care Center and complete a series of interviews. Once accepted, the fellow will be accredited as an Attending through the Medical Staff Office. All successful candidates must have a New York State license or Limited Permit if applicable prior to the start date.