Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a complex neuro-immunological disease with a rapidly changing therapeutic profile and advancing research. Patients afflicted with MS are at times inappropriately managed, and symptomatic treatment can be frustrating for neurologists without additional training specific to the MS field. Neurologists wishing to treat MS patients must therefore receive extensive and focused training in MS-specific care in order to effectively manage the disease. To this end, the USF MS Center is committed to the early diagnosis and ongoing treatment of MS through leading-edge, multi-disciplinary approaches, including the training of the future MS workforce. Our Center serves a large MS population of approximately 2,500 patients, coming from central Florida and the Greater Tampa Bay area population of more than 5 million. Our National MS Society-accredited Center is well situated to provide MS fellowship training, as it offers comprehensive care for MS patients through on-site neuropsychiatry/neuropsychology services, occupational and physical therapy with additional accreditation in treating MS patients, vestibular rehabilitation, an infusion center, and a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility. Fellows participating in our program would therefore build a solid foundation for managing a busy, MS-specific clinic under direct supervision. Additionally, we conduct MS clinical research, with multiple active studies ongoing, providing the Fellow with the unique opportunity to learn in-depth about trial design, patient recruitment, and regulatory/compliance requirements of conducting clinical research.
To meet key objectives and learning outcomes, the fellowship program includes:
For more information please contact:
James A. Haley VA Hospital
13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd VA127
Tampa, FL 33612
Office: 813-972-2000 ext. 7085
Derrick Robertson, MD
USF Department of Neurology
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC55
Tampa, FL 33612
Crystal Dixon, MD: Joined faculty at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Division.
Carrie Downey, DO: Currently practicing in the Neurology Deparment at Ascension All Saints Hospital Spring Street Campus in Wisconsin.
Demetrios Konstas, MD: Currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay area and has started to grow his practice to see mostly MS patients.
Natalie Moreo, MD: Currently completing her neurology residency training with us at USF.
Chetan Gandhy, MD: Joined faculty at USF with a dual appointment at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center. JAHVA is one of the busiest VA medical centers in the US, and the MS patient population is one of the largest in the VA as well. Dr. Gandhy serves as the medical director of the VA MS Center of Excellence at the Tampa VA. He also serves as the associate director for the MS fellowship.
Katherine Standley, DO: Currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay area and has grown her practice to see a high volume of MS patients and has started conducting MS clinical research.
Derrick Robertson, MD: Associate professor of neurology at USF. Director of the USF MS Division.