Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic at 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 as needed 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 any of the following conditions, or has symptoms of a demyelinating disease, please contact us — we are here to help.

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Optic neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Acute flaccid myelitis
  • Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis
  • Cerebral vasculitis
  • Anti-MOG (myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein) related disease

Locations

Our Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is located in the Main Campus on the 10th Floor of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, on Civic Center Boulevard just south of the Main Hospital.

To access parking, turn left from Civic Center Boulevard into Driveway B and follow signs to Garage B. A security officer will be at the parking garage entrance if you have any questions. After registering at the first floor Welcome Center, take the Buerger elevators to the 10th floor. (Find additional parking information, floor maps and driving directions for CHOP's Main Campus.)

We see patients every Thursday.

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.