Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center is a subspecialty center of the University of North Carolina’s Department of Neurology. The MS Center provides comprehensive care for pediatric and adult patients with MS. Our facility offers state-of-the-art diagnostic MRI studies (3-Tesla MRI), laboratory testing of blood and cerebrospinal fluid, visual evoked potential studies and ophthalmological and urological diagnostic services.
We provide an individualized MS care approach in the outpatient setting of the MS Clinic as well as at the inpatient setting of the Neuroscience Hospital, if necessary. Our Interdisciplinary MS Clinic offers a comprehensive assessment provided by the MS Interdisciplinary Team which includes a neurologist-MS specialist, a clinical pharmacist, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, and a speech therapist. In addition to the close collaboration with the neurology faculty and neuro-rehabilitation teams, Irena Dujmovic Basuroski, MD and Clara Zelasky, PA-C work closely with the UNC neurosurgery service, diagnostic neuroradiology services, neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-urology.
We provide all FDA-approved MS therapies (MS relapse treatment, disease-modifying MS therapies and symptomatic MS therapies). Additionally, the UNC MS program conducts clinical trials for new therapies in pediatric and adult MS.
The UNC Hospitals Neurology Clinic is a Partner in MS Care—Neurologic Care through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This formal recognition honors the clinic’s commitment to providing exceptional, coordinated MS care. In addition, the clinic is a member of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and is listed as one of 250 centers in the US and Canada that provide comprehensive MS care.
Treatment for Other Conditions
The MS/Neuroimmunology Division also provides diagnostic services and state-of-the-art treatment of non-MS immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system (neuromyelitis optica/neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, ADEM, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, neurosarcoidosis, neurolupus, neuro-Sjögren’s syndrome). Our MS/ Neuroimmunology team is committed to providing high quality comprehensive, individualized and patient-centered health-care to people of North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic region.