Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Founded in 2005, the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia specializes in the care of children with multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases.

If your child has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis or has symptoms of a demyelinating disease, he will be seen by our multidisciplinary team, which consists of:

  • Neurologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • A nurse practitioner
  • A physical therapist
  • A social worker

We also collaborate with other specialties within CHOP, such as ophthalmology, urology, pain management and neuropsychiatry to coordinate care for your child when necessary.

Our clinic works closely with the adult MS program at the University of Pennsylvania, which allows for a seamless transition of your child's care to an adult doctor when appropriate.


Our Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is located in the Main Campus on the 6th Floor of the Wood Building. We see patients every Thursday of each month.


Our team is actively involved in research studies to learn more about childhood demyelination and how it affects children and teenagers, with the goal of improving care. Learn more about our research.