Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases gives hope to patients with the world's most complex neurologic diseases
|Dr. David Pilgrim|
Led by Dr. Howard Weiner, Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at BWH, and Dr. Dennis Selkoe, Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at BWH, the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases is dedicated to creating fertile ground for discovering breakthroughs and applications for scientific research by bringing together researchers and scientists working worldwide. Ann Romney serves as a global ambassador, championing the center’s mission.
At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Chief of Clinical Neurology Dr. David Pilgrim treats patients coping with neurologic diseases. “Even though I’ve spent my entire career doing clinical neurology,” he says, “the most important thing to me is the people doing neuroscience because that’s what we need to treat the people that I see every day. So I’m really excited about the Romney Center.” Dr. Pilgrim hopes the work being done there will one day lead to treatments that can stop the progression of neurological diseases or even cure them and reverse the damage.
“I think it’s really important to keep the science going,” says Dr. Pilgrim. “And to have the science taking place where there’s a lot of clinical work happening at the same time is spectacular. I think it’s exciting for us clinicians to see it and I think it’s exciting for the researchers to be that close to where the potential is.”
For more information on the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, visit www.BWHAnnRomneyCenter.org.
Access to Neurology Services at BWFH
Brigham and Women’s Department of Neurology at BWFH is currently accepting new patients in general neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychology. To make an appointment, call BWFH’s Physician Referral Service at 617-983-7500 today.