Dear MS Patients and Care Givers,
It is with great pleasure that I announce and to personally inform you of the openings of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of California (MSCC) and Research Group.
As always, my primary goal of establishing this MS Center and clinic is to provide care and state of the art medical evaluation, consultation and continuous neurological care for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis and other Demyelinating diseases along with their care-givers as well.
I will be seeing patients personally at the Center. My outstanding staffs from MS-specialized nurses to the front-office staff are dedicated and available to help you in any possible way including assisting with making appointments, insurance, authorizations and obtaining a copy of the medical records. There are reliable and easy accesses to an infusion center, State of the art Radiology services (MRI, MRS, DTI, and Brain Atrophy Measurements and ...etc), Physical therapy, Spasticity clinic, Neuro-Cognitive evaluation and therapy and laboratory services available at or in very near proximity of the MS Center. At this time, the MS Center is open and available to serve you with the first available appointment.
As I have done over all my years in practice, I will also continue with my research and multiple clinical trials in MS in order to provide qualified patients with cutting edge and innovative treatments including oral and infusible medications for Multiple Sclerosis. I am also continuing my educational programs including community out-reach and educational events for physicians and allied health care providers, MS community, their care-givers, MS support groups and extensive collaborative work with National MS Society.
Please do not hesitate to contact the office to set up an appointment for follow up, consultation or with any questions or concerns. I am very excited to share this new opportunity with you and as always, I look forward to seeing you soon.
Daniel S. Bandari, M.D., M.S.
Director, MS Center of California
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neuro-immunology
Daniel S. Bandari, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Bandari is the Medical Director and the Founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of California (MSCCal) & Research Group and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuro-immunology. He is a lecturer and educator at the local, national and international level in diagnosis, pathophysiology, and advancements in treatments and clinical research in multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Bandari completed his residency in Neurology at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles, California where he was also the chief resident and he was the recipient of the Leo Munoz Outstanding Resident Award. He completed his fellowship training in neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles via the fellowship award from Harvard University Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital before joining the faculty of USC in 2004. During his tenure at USC he held positions of the Associate Director and the Director of the MS clinic between 2006-2008. In fall of 2008 Dr. Bandari established Multiple Sclerosis Center of California and Research Group with offices in Orange County and Thousand Oaks, California, in order to better serve the medical needs of the MS community in California and to provide innovative and cutting edge research in Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Bandari’s research has focused on neuron-immunology and demyelinating disorders of the Brain and Spinal cord and more specifically on Multiple Sclerosis. His current projects include clinical trials in cognitive dysfunction in MS, clinical studies in neuro- protection, Neuro-regeneration and Neuronal Stem Cell project in MS, improvement in Quality of Life in MS patients including innovating treatments for spasticity in MS as well as research in new pharmacologic treatments for MS. Dr. Bandari is currently a primary investigator and co-investigator in numerous multi-center clinical trials of new and advances in diagnosis and treatment of MS.
Dr. Bandari is responsible for patient care and education, Residents and Medical Students education as well as clinical research and direct relationship with various organizations. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Psychological Trauma Center, a non-profit organization affiliated with the department of Psychiatry at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. He also served on the Resident Quality Assurance Committee of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Dr. Bandari is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Neurological Association, and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Hospital Physicians. He is affiliated with and is an advisor, consultant and lecturer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.