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Andrew Goodman, M.D.
Dr. Andrew Goodman

University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Neurology
601 Elmwood Avenue
P.O. Box 605, Room 6-8521
Rochester, NY 14642

Current Title and Roles

Associate Professor of Neurology
Chief, Neuroimmunology Unit
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Degrees, Certifications, and Licenses
  • B. A., Rutgers University, 1974
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1979
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Medicine, 1980, Neurology, 1983
  • Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Neuroimmunology, 1988
  • Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1986
  • License, New York State and Maryland (inactive)
Clinical Specialties

Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis


Professional Memberships

  • Publication and Steering committee, New York State Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
  • Executive Committee, Multiple Sclerosis Section, American Academy of Neurology
  • Medical Advisory Board, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, American Neurological Association

Recent Major Presentations

  • American Academy of Neurology representative, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Issues and Empowerment program, Washington, D.C., May 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Scientific Organizing Committee, Session Chair, and Plenary Speaker, “HHV6 and MS,”
  • Fourth International Conference on HHV6,7,8, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, May 2000
  • “ The Final Answer (MS),”American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2000


View a list of Dr. Goodman's publications


  • Clinical and laboratory investigation of multiple sclerosis
  • CNS demyelinative diseases
  • Neuroimmunology

Dr. Goodman is principal investigator, site-principal investigator, or on national and international steering committees for numerous clinical trials of new therapies for multiple sclerosis. He collaborates with Dr. Steven Schwid in clinical research of multiple sclerosis. In the laboratory, he is collaborating with Dr. David Mock and Dr. James Powers to investigate the role of viruses such as human herpes virus 6 and other viral agents in the pathogenesis of demyelinative diseases.

Academic Activity

  • One-half day weekly for outpatient residents’ clinic
  • One full month yearly as Attending Neurologist on clinical inpatient teaching services in Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Lecturer on topics in neuroimmunology to neurology residents and medical students (e.g., IHHI) as well as in CME settings at regional hospitals and grand rounds in various URMC clinical departments
  • Lecturer on neuroimmunology and demyelinative diseases for the graduate course on biology of neurologic disease
  • Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship program