Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center
The largest center of its kind in the mid-Atlantic, the Georgetown Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center offers diagnosis and treatment of neuroimmunological disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), vasculitis, myasthenia gravis, neuro-sarcoidosis, Sjogren’s disease, stiff person syndrome and other paraneoplastic syndromes. The Georgetown MS Center has an international reputation as a referral center and is known for clinical research and a comprehensive approach to patient care.
We treat the spasticity caused by many neurological conditions using intrathecal baclofen pumps. The Center manages refills of the pump and coordinates any surgical or radiological interventions that may be necessary to repair or move the pump or attached tubes.
Neuromylitis Optica (NMO) Clinic
Our clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with NMO, an autoimmune disease that causes optic neuritis or transverse myelitis. Once thought to be a form of multiple sclerosis, NMO is now recognized as a separate neurologic disease that requires unique specialized treatments. In addition, we are involved in clinical trials investigating new treatments for this rare neuroimmunologic disorder.
The neuro-ophthalmology clinic specializes in the treatment of vision loss due to neurologic diseases such as optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, NMO and myasthenia gravis. Additionally, we see patients who suffer from pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension), ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), giant cell arteritis and other rare forms of vision loss. Our clinic performs visual field perimetry, optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus photography and other advanced diagnostic imaging.
To make an appointment, please call (202) 444-8525 or use this online form.
Make a Gift
Private gifts make our research and community service efforts possible, and are entirely tax-deductible. Please follow these instructions to support the Multiple Sclerosis Center with your online gift:
- Visit the Georgetown University Medical Center Giving website
- Under Direct your gift, choose Other (Please indicate the department, program, or other designation)
- In the Other box, type Neurology Department – Multiple Sclerosis Center
- Complete the form
If you have any trouble using the website, please call 202-784-6671 for additional assistance, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
Please email Priscilla Leach (Priscilla.Leach@gunet.georgetown.edu) to notify us of your donation.