The OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center provides comprehensive patient care services, community and physician education opportunities and state of the art research to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis.
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What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
Founded in 1983, the OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center helps people with MS lead better lives through a full range of patient care services, public and physician education programs and state-of-the-art medical research. While there is no multiple sclerosis cure yet, there are many helpful Multiple Sclerosis medications and MS rehabilitation treatment options.
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Outstanding multiple sclerosis care
The OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the nation's premier programs for multiple sclerosis (MS) care. We are dedicated to helping people with MS lead better lives through state-of-the art medical research, the latest treatments and a full range of services delivered by a caring, skilled healthcare team. Education about MS is also a top priority. Through regional and national meetings, our faculty educates patients and their families, healthcare providers and the public about research and treatment advances.
The center is a member of the Race to Erase MS, Center Without Walls program (CWW), a network of the nation's top seven MS institutions and the Consortium of MS Centers. We also are affiliated with the Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society.
Multiple Sclerosis research update
Dr. Bourdette, chair of the Department of Neurology and executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at OHSU, talks about his quest to conquer MS and all the research that we are undertaking at the OHSU MS Center.
Finding help for multiple sclerosis
By age 33, I had lost my faith in doctors. Then the OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center and Dr. Dennis Bourdette changed my life. Read Amy's story
Meet OHSU’s Dr. Dennis Bourdette
Dr. Bourdette is a neurologist and the executive director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at OHSU.