Education plays a very important role at the Waddell Center. Residents and medical students come to the center for expert training. Didactic lectures for advancing knowledge in multiple sclerosis are provided as well. Developing an MS fellowship program is one of the center’s main academic goals as the program grows.
Areas of Expertise
All Waddell Center physicians have advanced training in MS and neuroimmunology. These physician-scientists focus their clinical skills and research interests solely on MS and related disorders, including neuromyelitis optica, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, neurosarcoidosis, lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome and other disorders that can mimic MS like B12 deficiency, Migraine, stroke and TIA.
Our physicians have advanced training in MS/neuroimmunology. Because of their comprehensive knowledge in the MS field, they have a deeper understanding of the harmful mechanisms (both inflammatory and degenerative) that underlie the development of MS and how to manage the disease and its disabilities. This comprehensive knowledge optimizes treatment for individual patients with MS.
The Waddell Center in conjunction with the UC Department of Internal Medicine Division of Hematology Oncology provides a state-of-the-art infusion center for Nalizumab, Rituximab, Ocrelizumab and other monoclonal antibody infusions which are used in the treatment of MS. First dose observation for patients who take Fingolimod is also done in house.