Dean M. Wingerchuk

Mayo Clinic, USA

Dean M. Wingerchuk, a holder of M.D. and M.S. degrees and a FRCP(C), is a Professor of neurology, Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology and Consultant, Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. He obtained his Medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada and completed a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, USA. He completed successive fellowship programs in clinical neuroimmunology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, USA and at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada. He also completed an M.S. degree program in clinical epidemiology and health research methodology at the McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. Dr. Wingerchuk’s clinical and research interests focus on multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and related disorders. He leads two investigator-initiated therapeutic studies for neuromyelitis optica and is Coprincipal Investigator for the Neuromyelitis Optica Clinical Consortium supported by the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation. His research initiatives on the treatment of multiple-sclerosis-related fatigue and its relation to cognitive and motor dysfunction are supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dr. Wingerchuk also codirects the Mayo Clinic’s MERIT Center, a multidisciplinary evidence-based clinical practice educational and research program and he serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Biography Updated on 17 October 2011

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