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  • Assistant Professor – Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuroimmunology,
    Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology

My focus is to help patients with neuro-immunologic and neuro-ophthalmic diseases. I evaluate patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in our neuroimmunology multidisciplinary clinic that includes consultations with physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, physical/occupational therapists (PT/OT), and psychiatrists/psychologists.

My specific clinical and research interests include conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as optic neuritis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). My goal is to establish a unique and collaborative clinic dedicated to helping women with neurologic diseases or neuro-ophthalmic visual symptoms during any phase of their reproductive life, but specifically during pregnancy. This will help address important topics such as when to initiate care and which disease-modifying therapy to select for patients with MS/NMOSD. We will also provide close follow up of patients with IIH and other conditions.

Clinical Interests

  • Optic neuritis; idiopathic intracranial hypertension; neurological and neuro-ophthalmic immune-related adverse events; women with neurological or neuro-ophthalmic disorders, especially during, pre-/post-pregnancy

Research Interests

  • Neuro-ophthalmology, neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-associated disease (MOGAD), stiff person syndrome and other neurologic disorders

Procedures

  • Botulinum toxin injections for migraines, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm

Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Board Certified, 2019

Education/Training

Degrees:
  • Medical Degree – MBBS
    King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Saudi Arabia, 2005 – 2012
Internships:
  • George Washington University, 2015 – 2016
Residencies:
  • Chief Resident, Neurology
    George Washington University, 2018 – 2019
  • Neurology Resident
    George Washington University, 2016 – 2019
Fellowships:
  • Johns Hopkins University, 2019 – 2020
    Area: Neuroimmunology
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, 2020 – 2021
    Area: Neuro-Opthalmology

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Loulwah Mukharesh, MD