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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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It sounds as if there is a lot going on and you are overwhelmed by your symptoms....More
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Reply: DR. LAVA I NEED YOUR HELP! IS IT MS???
I think the simplest thing to do is ask the MS Clinic where the nearest MS clinic...More
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The nervous system is composed of the brain, spinal cord and the peripheral nerves....More
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Reply: JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE JC VIRUS
When you become JC virus positive you are at increased risk to develop PML. We...More
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Reply: something new.
It is possible that you are experiencing a sensory symptom from the MS or this may...More
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Reply: migraines and ms
It has been shown that multiple sclerosis patients have a higher incidence of...More
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Reply: Question for Dr Lava
Sorry for the delay in answering your question. I have been away but am back in the...More
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It is possible that the curling of your toes is a manifestation of spasticity. You...More
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Sorry, no plans to return at this time. I appreciate you thinking of me.
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Reply: CLinically Isolated Syndrome
I understand your concern about starting medication. Copaxone is a medication that...More
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