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Tanuja Chitnis, MD, FAAN

Senior Neurologist, Brigham MS Center Co-Director, Professor of Neurology

About Me


About My Research

Medical Education:

  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (1994)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, US (1995)


  • Neurology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, US (1998)


  • Neuroimmunology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, US (2001)

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry

Clinical Interests:

  • Multiple sclerosis, pediatric multiple sclerosis,
  • MOG antibody associated diseases, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders

Research Interests:

  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Sex differences in autoimmune disorders

Professional Positions:

  • Director
  • CLIMB Study
  • Partners MS Center
  • Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Senior Scientist, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases
  • Co-Director, MS Fellowship Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Director, Partners Pediatric MS Center, Mass General Hospital for Children
  • Senior Neurologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Program Committee, ACTRIMS
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Chair, US Network of Pediatric MS Centers
  • Clinical Advisory Board, National MS Society
  • Special Emphasis Review Committee, NINDS, NIH
  • Steering Committee, International Pediatric MS Study Group

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