Tisch MS Research Center of New York

Institution/Department Address (with email/phone/fax): 521 West 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019. jstark@imsmp.org. Phone – 212-265-8070. Fax – 212-265-8194.

Primary contact for training information (name, address, fax (if different than above) and email): Dr. James W. Stark

Brief information on program: We seek a two-year clinical fellow at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York. The fellow will obtain comprehensive clinical training in MS management as well as have the opportunity to perform clinical and translational research. The Tisch MS Center adjoins its clinical partner, the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP), and both are directed by Dr. Saud Sadiq. The IMSMP is devoted to achieving outstanding MS care through proactive immunological treatment, comprehensive symptom management, and translational research in collaboration with Tisch MS. The practice has a full array of on-site symptom management clinics including intrathecal pump management, pain, urology, physical therapy, cognition, naturopathic medicine, and orthopedics. There is an on-site infusion suite and an MRI facility with two 3-Tesla magnets. In the 34,000 square foot laboratory, six PhD’s conduct a wide array of research including CSF biomarkers, stem cell treatment, and MS immunology. This physical proximity and daily interaction between the MD’s and PhD’s provides fellows an unparalleled opportunity to pursue a variety of both clinical and research interests.

Types of training programs: Fellowship

How many fellows/residents per year: 1

Area/s of Training: Multiple Sclerosis; Neuroimmunology

What aspects: Demyelinating diseases (MS, NMO, Etc.)

Fellowship program structure: Clinical; Research-based

Percentages of clinical and research-based components: 75% Clinical and 25% Research-based

Fellowship duration is: 2 years

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

Our fellowship has general Neurology clinics: No

Our fellow performs specific training in each of these areas: Neuropathology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-Urology, Neuro-Radiology, Neurorehabilitation, Neuropsychology

Visa sponsorship? No

Approved by Institution’s ACGME office?: Yes

Is independent funding required for Fellows?:  No

Is there a deadline for the application? No, applicants are evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Additional information: For more information, please visit our websites at http://www.imsmp.org/node/82