We are excited to welcome A. Scott Nielsen, MD, MMSc as a contributor to the HealthCare Journey website! A. Scott Nielson serves as an MS neurologist at the Virginia Mason Multiple Sclerosis Center in Seattle, WA. He has been involved in MS patient care since 2001 at the University of Colorado MS center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, and now in his current position at Virginia Mason.
Dr. Nielsen completed an MS clinical and experimental therapeutics fellowship at Harvard Medical School (2009 to 2011). He was awarded the Sylvia Lawry Physician Fellowship Award by the National MS Society and matriculated in the Scholars in Clinical Sciences Program at Harvard Medical School. His thesis on innovative technology in the care of MS patients yielded a Masters in Medical Sciences degree with an emphasis on translational research. Dr. Nielsen’s fellowship research encompassed the study of ultra-high field MRI and cortical demyelination in MS, development of internet portal use in the care of MS patients, and experimental therapeutics in MS. Current research includes a clinical-biorepository of MS patients in collaboration with the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle, WA. Dr. Nielsen also continues to work on MRI biomarkers to monitor the MS disease process and response to therapy with the intent to validate their use in the routine clinical care of all patients with MS.
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