Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia cares for children with multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.

At CHOP’s MS Clinic, which was founded in 2005, your child will be seen by a multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in demyelinating diseases. Your child’s care team will include a neurologist, nurse practitioner, nurse, occupational therapist, physical therapist and social worker. The team’s collaborative approach allows your child’s neurologist to get immediate feedback from other team members so that a comprehensive plan of care can be recommended for your child.

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic team also works in partnership with other specialties within CHOP — such as ophthalmology, urology, pain management and neuropsychiatry — in order to coordinate care for your child as necessary. And to help your child with MS transition into adulthood, the MS Clinic collaborates closely with the adult MS program at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to ensure a seamless transition of care.

If your child has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis or has symptoms of a demyelinating disease, please contact us — we are here to help.

Locations

Our Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is located in the Main Campus on the 6th Floor of the Wood Building. We see patients every Thursday of each month.

Research

Our team is actively involved in research studies to learn more about childhood demyelination and how it affects children and teenagers, with the goal of improving care. Learn more about our research.