Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Care Center at Hackensack University Medical Center | Hackensack Meridian Health | Hackensack, NJ   

Comprehensive Care Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders

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At our comprehensive care center we have an integrated team dedicated to treating all forms demyelinating and autoimmune conditions that affect your brain, optic nerves and spinal cord - not just multiple sclerosis. Your goals are our goals: We want to keep you living life to the fullest, functioning to the best of your ability, both in your professional and personal life, improve your symptoms and your long-term health.

We treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Disease Disorder (MOGAD), optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, neurosarcoidosis and autoimmune encephalitis.

Why Choose Us?

Hackensack University Medical Center is a certified Center of Excellence. We are a National MS Society recognized Partners in MS Care center and a member of the Consortium of MS Centers, an organization where health care professionals are dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by multiple sclerosis. 

As New Jersey’s only nationally ranked hospital by US News and World Report in neurology and neurosurgery, you know you are receiving the best care possible. 

Having the right team to help diagnose and treat your condition is important. Our team of specialists includes: 

  • Neuropsychology and Cognitive Remediation
  • Counseling and Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Neuro-Urology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Headache Care
  • Sleep Disorder Support
  • Physician, Occupational and Speech/Swallow Therapy

Clinical Research

In the last 30 years, MS care has gone from treating symptoms to preventing any disability at all. In the last 15 years , genes linked to MS, the role of diet and our gut have been clarified. None of that is possible without research. 

The research division at Hackensack University Medical Center has goals of: 

  • Tracking changes we see during your visit and linking them to factors we can change through studies such as registries or markers in your blood. 
  • Working with other esteemed institutions and researchers to find medications to help reach the goal of preventing and curing MS. 
  • Enroll patients of all backgrounds in the latest clinical trials

Your Treatment Plan

When you come to our Center, we will partner with you to make a personalized treatment plan based on your main concerns, medical history, a thorough examination, MRI findings, life situation and other factors. 

Your treatment plan will focus on improving the following:

  • Memory difficulties
  • Mood symptoms related to MS
  • Bladder and Bowel Problems
  • Sleep disorders and fatigue
  • Headaches/Trigeminal neuralgia 
  • Neuropathic pain 
  • Gait and balance 
  • Spasms and stiffness
  • Vision problems
  • Tremor 
  • Sexual dysfunction

MS medications are utilized to manage symptoms, treat relapses, and reduce the number of attacks and/or slow the progression of the disease. 

Meet Our Team

Our integrated care team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your physical, cognitive and emotional needs. Our center is led by Krupa Pandey, M.D., director of the MS Center and director of clinical trials at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Florian P. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the MS Center and chair of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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