As a patient of the UCSF MS Center, you may have the opportunity to take part in clinical trials involving the use of experimental treatments, as well as observational studies that help better understand the natural history of the disease. Although our primary clinical research focus is on MS, we also study other diseases such as neuromyelitis optica (NMO), optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, encephalitis and sarcoidosis.
The UCSF MS Center is an internationally recognized leader in multiple sclerosis clinical research. If you are currently a patient of the UCSF MS Center, some of these studies may be completed during your regular clinic visits. Some research studies are open for enrollment even if you do not receive your neurological care at UCSF.
For more information, please visit our Research section.