Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship
Elliot M. Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at UT Southwestern, under the direction of Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., emphasizes a comprehensive approach to the triad of patient care, clinical and basic research, and teaching. The clinical group comprises neurologists, an MS-fellowship- trained physiatrist (PM&R), two physician assistants, and includes a dedicated MS infusion suite with chemo-certified nurse, a dedicated social worker/case manager, a clinical triage nurse, three clinical research assistants, two clinical trial research nurses, a post-graduate public health fellow, a neurophysiologist, and two staff assistants. There are about 30 neuroimmunology research workers (faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students) associated with the MS Center.
The group cares for more than 4000 patients from all 50 states and several foreign countries, and is actively involved in multiple clinical trials that evaluate disease-modifying agents, symptomatic therapies, and new diagnostic and prognostic criteria. We are actively involved in studies aimed at understanding neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, utilizing optical coherence tomography (OCT) and other neuro-ophthalmologic assessments that characterized retinal damage following optic neuritis.
The MS Clinical Center is comprised of eleven exam rooms, an infusion center, on-site bladder evaluation and intrathecal baclofen pump refills, ocular motor physiology and optic nerve laboratories (equipped with state of the art retinal imaging technologies). We have complete electronic charting, ordering, and digital imaging (EPIC, Magic Web).