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Neil S Lava, MD

Joined: 06/28/2010
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Neil S. Lava, MD, is the director of the multiple sclerosis clinic at Emory University in Atlanta. He has been treating multiple sclerosis patients since 1984.
Lava graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1973. After an internship in internal medicine in Buffalo, N.Y., he received his neurology training at the Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. He served a two-year fellowship in neuromuscular diseases at the University of Colorado, Denver, and returned to Albany to join the faculty of the Albany Medical College. He started the multiple sclerosis clinic at the Albany Medical College and was director of the clinic until 2007. He also served as director of the residency training program for a few years and was interim chairman of neurology for three years. He joined the faculty of the department of neurology at Emory University as an associate professor of neurology and director of the multiple sclerosis clinic in 2007.
Lava was elected to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Upstate New York Chapter) Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2006. He serves on the board of directors of the Georgia chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He belongs to the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Clinics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Sorry to hear about your rash. MS does not cause and is not associated with a rash....More
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Reply: Just who is it that reads the Lumbar puncture resu...
Usually the neurologist is the person interpreting the spinal tap results....More
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We have the ability to test patients to see if the have been exposed to the JC...More
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Reply: Is this normal?
The test that your doctor used is called the Romberg test. We consider it abnormal...More
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Reply: Attn: Expert - Differentiate MS spasms from spina...
It is difficult to say for sure what is happening, not knowing your examination....More
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Reply: Ampyra Side Effects
One has to be realistic about medications. They can be very helpful and make your...More
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Reply: Had a muscle weakness exam.
Physicians usually rate the level of weakness in a scale so the we can understand...More
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Reply: Future of MS treatment and cure
Multiple Sclerosis is such a complex disease that find a "cure" is very difficult....More
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Reply: Please help Dr.Lava
Since patients with MS can have other problems it can sometimes be difficult to...More
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There are a number of other medications that can be used to change the course of...More
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