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Expert in Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Demyelination, Remyelination, Virus Infection of the Nervous System

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Minnesota (MN)
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Expert is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a world expert in central nervous system diseases. He has published over 350 peer reviewed paper on the topic. He holds 14 patents for inventions on how to enhance remyelination in diseases like multiple sclerosis. He has been editor of a number of books on this topic. He serves on multiple editorial boards. His practice revolves around patients with CNS demyelination. He championed the use of plasmapheresis in acute attacks of mutliple sclerosis. He has a large basic science laboratory investigating ways to help understand the basic mechanisms of disease and injury.

His clinical practice interests include Multiple sclerosis, demyelinating disorders, neurovirology, neuroimmunology, autoimmune paraneoplastic diseases. His research activites include Viral persistence, central nervous system demyelination, remyelination, immunogenetics, virus-host interactions, experimental neuropathology, viral models of demyelination, neuroepidemiology of multiple sclerosis.

His expertise include investigating the role of neurotransmitters in spinal cord injuries, spinal cord compression in reference to metastatic epidural tumors, myasthenia gravis in children, central neurogenic hyperventilation in a patient with brainstem astrocytoma, a ultrastructural and biochemical study of gangliosidosis, demyelination and leukodystrophy, CNS of mice infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), Theiler's virus-induced encephalomyelitis, pituitary dwarfism, viral pathogenesis, neonatal infection with Daniels strain of Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus, vasa nervorum in neropathy, viruses in beta cells of Langerhans Islets, infections associated with chemical manifestations of diabetes, gene mapping within the H-2D region for the susceptibility of Theiler's virus, antibodies to immune-response gene products (Ia Antigens) for Theiler's virus, virus-induced demyelination (treatment, causes and other factors).


central nervous system disease

He has experience with immune promotion of remyelination, the possible association with diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, neoplastic disorders and head trauma with multiple sclerosis, Theiler's virus-induced demyelination and remyelination, immunopathology, disability in multiple sclerosis, intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, rehabilitation utilization patterns, patterns of health care service utilization, Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus induced demyelination in normal and mutant mice, advanced MRI studies, T cell functions in murine model of multiple sclerosis, immune promotion of remyelination, myelin repair, optimization of antibody enhanced remyelination, spontaneous remyelination, recombinant human monoclonal antibody for promoting myelin repair in MS, mechanism of axonal loss in MS, aspirin for the treatment of MS related fatigue, non-ambulatory impairment in benign MS and other similar studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



multiple sclerosis

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  Eau Claire, Wisconsin;  and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   MD   Medicine   Northwestern University Medical School  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to 2009


Mayo Clinic


Department of Neurology


Professor of Neuology and Immunology


Expert is a clinician and scientist at the Mayo Clinic

Career Accomplishments:

Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society), American Academy of Neurology, Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary Society), American Association of Neuropathologists, American Society for Neurologic Investigation, Mayo Alumni Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Minnesota Society for Neurological Sciences, American Society of Virologists, Central Society for Neurologic Research, American Neurologic Association, Society for Neuroscience, European Charcot Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis Research, International Society for Neurovirologists


Board Certified to practice Medicine in Minnesota, California, Arizona

Professional Appointments

Professor of Neurology and Immunology; Editorial board for 5 different neurologic journals; Reviewer for over 20 neurologic and scientific journals; grant reviewer for over 10 different national foundations including the Veterans Administration, Department of Medicine and Surgery, National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health, etc.; chairperson and administrative appointments at several national and international scientific meetings including for the American Association of Neuropathology Meeting, etc.; Chairman of several Departments of Neurology Research Committees and division and societies of Neuroscience.


Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, Bernard M. Baruch Award - for outstanding experimental research as a medical student in rehabilitation medicine, Northwestern University Medical School Service Award, Mayo Foundation Scholar, Weil Award - Best paper in experimental neuropathology, Teacher Investigator Award, John G. Searle Fellowship, Member of the Neurological Disorders Program Project Review A Committee (NIH), Member of American Neurological Association, Global Directory of Who's Who, Dean's Recognition Award, Frontiers in Neuroscience Award, American Academy of Neurology and Distinguished Investigator Award.

Medical/Professional Internships

Mayo Clinic - residency in internal medicine and neurology

Publications and Patents Summary

Over 350 peer reviewed publication, 14 patents, over 25 book chapters, Editor of book on multiple sclerosis

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Neurology  
 - Brain Path  
 - The Journal of Virology  
 - Journal of Neuroimmunology  
 - The Journal of Immunology  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society - 8 years on the sceintific advisory committee - 4 years as chair of the reveiw committee
  • National Institutes of Health - 8 years of scientific committees working with NINDS reviewing grants
  • Fast Track - Organization focused on finding a cure for mutliple sclerosis
  • Fast Cures - advisor and consultant to review the status of research funding in multiple sclerosis
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
NOTE: Expert is not interested in serving as expert witness.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in trivalent vaccine and adverse effects as cause of multiple sclerosis.
  • Expert in neurology and neurosurgery with Gullian Barre Syndrome experience.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Europe; Thailand; Canada; Japan;   He has given invited lectures all over the world.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Market Research:
He has worked closely with Acorda Therapeutics to develop an antibody that enhances remyelination.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has developed and coordinated several curriculum and courses in medical education for his affiliated hospital and school of medicine including a Student Interim Program, Viral Pathogenesis, and Immunopathology, etc. including mutliple CME courses on multiple sclerosis

Other Skills and Services

He has consulted with many companies interested in developing news treatments for multiple sclerosis.


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