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Vanderbilt Department of Neurology

Neuroimmunology

The Division of Neuroimmunology sees patients with immune-mediated disorders of the nervous system, with a focus on multiple sclerosis and allied disorders. Vanderbilt Neuroimmunologists staff one of the largest multiple sclerosis centers in the Southeast, which sees approximately 3,500 patients annually.

The Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is located in Vanderbilt at One Hundred Oaks, and provides a comprehensive program for multiple sclerosis evaluation, treatment and education. The Clinic works closely with other services the patient population may require, such as the Neuro-oncology, Neuropsychiatry, Neuro-cognitive, Neuro-Imaging and Neuro-radiology. Our clinic is recognized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for its excellence in care for MS patients.

The Division of Neuroimmunology also performs diagnostic studies, such as lumbar punctures, ultrasounds of the bladders, vision testing, and phenol block testing for the management of spasticity, all at the same location.

Faculty
Subramaniam Sriram, M.B., B.S.
Harold Moses, Jr., M.D.

Siddharama Pawate, M.B., B.S.
Songyi Yao, Instructor

Postodoctoral Fellows

Pooja Pandey, Ph.D.
Fanglin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D

Clinical Research Staff
Cathleen Bell, R.N., B.S.N.
Consuela Conner
Asa Rose, M.S.
Jennifer Scott, R.N.
Jean Simmons, R.N., M.S.N.

Clinical Staff
Susan Couch, R.N., B.S.N.
Tambra Fore, L.P.N.
Susan Grant, Medical Asst
Pat Sequeira, R.N.

Research Laboratory Staff
Asa Rose, M.S.

Administrative Staff
Angela Goldthreate
Brenda Morris, PSR
Peggy Smith, PSR
Sandy Watkins


Referring Physicians and Patients
Vanderbilt Neuroimmunologists see patients five days a week, accepting patients by referral from other clinicians. They work closely with referring physicians to provide the optimum level of care to patients, and are conscientious in relaying information back to the primary care physicians.

To refer a patient, please call (615)-936-0060.

For questions regarding clinical protocols:

Jean Simmons, R.N., M.S.N. - 615-322-4322
Jennifer Scott, R.N. - 615-322-4085
Cathleen Bell, R.N., B.S.N. - 615-322-4015
Consuela Conner, Research Assistant: 615-322-4098 FAX: 615-322-4025

New Address (Effective 3/23/09):

Vanderbilt Multiple Sclerosis Center
One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 24100
Nashville, TN 37204

Once an appointment is made, a staff member will inform the patient of the relevant materials to bring, the location of the clinic, parking and the likely duration of the visit.


Education
The Division of Neuroimmunology encourages residents to rotate through the clinic during their courses. They also offer fellowships for physicians trained in Neurology who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical therapeutics as it pertains to multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunological diseases.

 

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