Our fellowship is a well-established training program with a long record of successful graduates who have built careers in multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical care and research. The fellowship program delivers a unique, tailored and dynamic training opportunity that puts the fellow first, preparing them for a career in MS patient care, research and community involvement.

The John L. Trotter MS Center, the patient care arm of our section, is certified as a Center for Comprehensive Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Under the section leadership of Anne Cross, MD, and clinic leadership of Robert Naismith, MD, our center is uniquely located in a large urban area and serves a large rural region in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. Our section’s faculty have broad clinical, research and mentorship experience.

Fellows choose one of the several fellowship types depending on their interests and career goals. Fellows learn how to provide excellent cutting-edge care to people with MS through a multidisciplinary training program that, in addition to time spent in the John L. Trotter MS Center, will include exposure to several specialties relevant to MS and neuroimmunology patients. A robust didactic schedule and exposure to clinical trials complement the training program. Experience in basic or clinical MS and neuroimmunology research (tailored to the fellow’s career goals) provides a well-rounded training experience. Fellows will have a specific MS faculty mentor with whom they will meet no less than once weekly. Fellows will also meet regularly with Section Chief, Anne Cross, MD and the fellowship program director, Salim Chahin, MD, MSCE.

Our fellowship program accepts one to two new fellows per year. The fellowship varies depending on the fellow’s career goals and fellowship type; but is, on average, between one to three years in duration.

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Please reach out to us with any questions you may have about our program.

Salim Chahin, MD, MSCE
Fellowship director

Anne Cross, MD
Section Chief