Neuro-Immunology & Multiple Sclerosis Program
The Pediatric Neuro-Immunology and Multiple Sclerosis Program is one of only two such programs on the West Coast. We offer the latest in treatments for children with MS and related disorders, along with information and support for their families.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has designated our program a center of excellence for comprehensive care of children and adolescents with MS and similar disorders, such as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and Devic's disease (neuromyelitis optica). As part of a network of U.S. centers sponsored by the National MS Society, we have access to the latest thinking on MS, research and therapies.
To provide patients with complete care, our Benioff Children's Hospital team includes adult and pediatric neurologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists. In addition, we work with UCSF scientists and geneticists who are researching MS to better understand the condition and improve treatment.
We also collaborate with other institutions to evaluate and treat patients, and coordinate with UCSF's adult Multiple Sclerosis Center to ensure a smooth transition of care as our young patients enter adulthood.
Our locations (2)
Emmanuelle L. Waubant
Alice K. Rutatangwa
DO, MScPediatric neurologist
Awards & recognition
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
One of the nation's best in neurology & neurosurgery
in NIH funding among U.S. neurology programs
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
New visitor rules
Patients may have only one visitor at a time and switch visitors twice a day. Thanks!
We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.
Your Child's Care Team
Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.
Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance
Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.
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