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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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Multiple sclerosis does not make flu symptoms worse. Sometimes patients with...More
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Reply: MS Patient from India
I do not know of a center that specializes in multiple sclerosis in India. However,...More
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Reply: DR. LAVA I NEED YOUR HELP! IS IT MS???
I am sorry that you're feeling so frustrated and overwhelmed. I know it is...More
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Reply: Trigeminal Neuralgia with MS
we do see trigeminal neuralgia in patients with MS and treat it with medication...More
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Reply: When is it prudent to stop Copaxone
We are still trying to figure out how to tell which patients don't need to stay on...More
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Reply: ATTN: Experts Migraines VS. MS
Patients with migraines can have white matter changes on MRI but they usually don't...More
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Reply: MS lesions growing?
The report does not talk about increasing in size of the lesions. Perhaps your...More
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Reply: MS without spinal involvement?
Sometimes it can take a while to make a definitive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis....More
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Reply: Another day
I think you need to have a discussion with your neurologist. It sounds as if she...More
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Reply: Still nothing:-( and I dont understand l results
We do a spinal tap to look for evidence of immunological activity occurring within...More
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