Posted by: Thixia | November 2, 2008

New MS Center in Missouri

Leading Neurologist Opens Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s First MS Center

 

ST. LOUIS,

 

Barry Singer, M.D., leading neurologist and adjunct assistant professor of clinical neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, opened The MS Center for Innovations in Care on the campus of Missouri Baptist Medical Center on August 18th.

 

Multiple Sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.

 

“Dr. Singer’s new MS Center will bring innovations in treating this disease as well as cutting-edge care for MS patients in region,” said Joan Magruder, president, Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “As a principal investigator, Dr. Singer has been involved in major clinical trials for multiple sclerosis, including potential new treatments. He is a leader in bringing advancements in research and early treatment to individuals with MS, and we are thrilled to have him coming on-staff.”

 

Dr. Singer, a native of St. Louis, is board-certified in neurology. He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training in neurology at New York Hospital-Cornell University.  In addition, Dr. Singer completed a neuroimmunology fellowship focusing on clinical and laboratory research in multiple sclerosis at the National Institutes of Health. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and serves as a member of the clinical advisory committee of the Gateway Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

In January 2008, he received the Pathlighter Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In March 2008, Dr. Singer was a recipient of a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Russ Carnahan, who co-chairs the Congressional MS Caucus, for accomplishments in research in MS.

 

The MS Center for Innovations in Care will be located in Physicians’ Office Building B, Suite 207, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 3015 North Ballas Rd., St. Louis, Mo, 63131.

 

SOURCE The MS Center for Innovations in Care at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center 

 

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