About Us

The UBC Hospital MS Clinic is recognized internationally for its unique and innovative approaches taken by clinical personnel and associated researchers; it has treated and followed over 10,000 patients since inception.

Our Mandate

The mandate of the UBC Hospital MS Clinic has been a multidisciplinary team approach with the goal being “to find the cause and cure of MS through patient management and education, research and teaching."

Did you know?

  • Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world.
  • MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada.
  • Every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS.
  • Women are more than three times as likely to develop MS as men.
  • MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision and paralysis.
  • MS was first identified and described by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868.
  • We do not know what causes MS but UBC/VCHRI researchers are dedicated to finding the answer.
  • Over 5000 people visit the UBC Hospital MS Clinic annually.

The UBC Hospital MS Group Includes the multi-disciplinary MS Clinic and NMO Clinic.

Research Pillars:

  • Imaging
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology
  • Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)