Dr. Amit Bar-Or | CureTalks
Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, is the Melissa and Paul Anderson President’s Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Chief of the Division of MS and related disorders. He is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroinflammation and Neurotherapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania, and a researcher and Clinical collaborator at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bar-Or earned a medical degree from McGill University, and completed additional training at Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard’s Center for Neurologic Disease. He has served as President of the Canadian Network of MS Clinics and President of the International Society of Neuroimmunology (ISNI), serves on the Board of Directors of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) and on the Steering Committee of the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN). He has authored over 280 peer-reviewed papers, led multiple national and international collaborative research initiatives, and has mentored more than 80 clinician-scientists at both pre- and post-doctoral levels. His areas of expertise include Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune Encephalopathy, CNS Vasculitis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Myelitis. His research is directed at understanding the basic principles of immune regulation and immune-neural interactions.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition where the immune system attacks the nerve fibers thereby affecting the functions of the brain and…