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Peter N Riskind MD, PhD

TitleProfessor Emeritus
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
119 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentNeuroNexus Institute

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    University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX, United StatesBAPsychology
    Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, United StatesMD
    University of Texas, Dallas, Dallas, TX, United StatesPHDPhysiology & Neuroendocrin

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    Peter Riskind, MD, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Neurology and is the Director of the MS Clinic at UMMHC. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Texas and completed his neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was formerly the Chief of the NeuroImmunology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of the MS Clinic at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He specializes in Multiple Sclerosis and related neuroimmunologic disorders and is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is board-certified in Neurology and Psychiatry.

    The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at UMass Memorial Health Care participatesin many clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of a variety of drugs and treatments for MS. Currently itis the site of several different clinical trials involving patients with Relapsing Remitting and Primary Progressive MS. We are involved in trials to prevent the future worsening of MS, and to improve the quality of life of our patients.

    Along with clinical trials, we are also involved in several clinical research studies which are aimed atfinding the cause or causes of the MS. These studies generally require only one clinic visit and may allow family members to participate by donating blood and filling our questionnaires.

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    1. van Rossum JA, Killestein J, Villar LM, Riskind PN, Freedman MS, Teunissen C. gMS-Classifier1 does not predict disability progression in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2018 Aug 31; 1352458518798048. PMID: 30168749.
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    2. Camara-Lemarroy CR, Ibarra-Yruegas BE, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Berrios-Morales I, Ionete C, Riskind P. The varieties of psychosis in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review of cases. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2017 Feb; 12:9-14. PMID: 28283114.
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    3. Paradas C, Akman HO, Ionete C, Lau H, Riskind PN, Jones DE, Smith TW, Hirano M, Dimauro S. Branching enzyme deficiency: expanding the clinical spectrum. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jan; 71(1):41-7. PMID: 24248152.
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