Neil S Lava, MD

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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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Reply: I'm so frustrated, Dr Lava Can you help?
It is frustrating not having a diagnosis. Sometimes it takes a while before one can...More
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Reply: Urinary tract infections
I understand your concerns about catheterization. If you do need to use...More
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Reply: TO Avonex or not to Avonex, that is the question
As you know, it is difficult to predict the future for patients with multiple...More
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Reply: To start back on or stay off Copaxone
This is a difficult decision. Multiple sclerosis is a life long disease, although...More
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I agree, the local MS society should help you find a neurologist who will treat...More
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Reply: MS without spinal involvement?
Although it is rare, sometimes the spinal tap is normal in multiple sclerosis....More
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Reply: I need to find a doctor for my MS in Northern Virg...
You should call the MS society and ask about neurologists. They should be able to...More
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Reply: Blood found in spinal fluid what could it mean?
Sometimes, when we do a spinal tap, the needle may nick one of the small veins...More
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Reply: ms/strokes? can you help Dr Lava
As you are finding out, sometimes it may be difficult to make a definite multiple...More
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Reply: Is there a such thing as a "Mild Babinksi" sign?
Babinski sign is when the big toe goes up and the other toes fan downward when the...More
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