Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Fellowship

Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Fellowship

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Drs. Tanuja Chitnis and James Stankiewicz
Program Directors:
Drs. Tanuja Chitnis and Kristin Galetta

The Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Fellowship Program is based in the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where the MS Center clinic and research labs are housed. We work with fellows entering our program to develop and individualize a training plan which includes directly supervised MS patient care at the Adult and Pediatric MS Centers, exposure to multidisciplinary care in weekly meetings and coordination of patient care, and various didactic activities, as well as research activities tailored to the fellow's interests. Fellows will complete 4-5 supervised clinics with adult MS specialists, as well as subspecialty clinics in pediatric MS, urology, and rehabilitation 3-4 times per year. In addition, they will regularly interface with, and receive guidance from our in-house psychologist, social worker, and neuropsychologist regarding patient care. An MRI expert, Dr. Bakshi, is available for consultation regarding neuroradiology cases and gives quarterly seminars for fellows and staff. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in clinical courses, such as epidemiology and biostatistics, as pertains to ongoing clinical research projects within the Partners system, which are offered throughout the year. Fellows will also participate in ongoing clinical trials, the CLIMB study, ongoing MRI research, and will interact with over 50 scientists from the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases conducting MS biomarker and neuroimmunology research.

Core Faculty

Tanuja Chitnis, MD
Kristin Galetta MD
Howard Weiner, MD
Rohit Bakshi, MD
Maria Houtchens, MD
Taylor Saraceno, BSc (Program coordinator)

Eligibility/Application Process

Visit the Brigham MS Center Fellowship website for further information.

Program Inquiries

For application submission and general inquires, please email