July 20, 2011

MS Center Expands at Missouri Baptist Medical Center Brings National Leading Neurologist Home

ST. LOUIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning July 29, Mark J. Tullman, MD, board-certified neurologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), will join The MS Center for Innovations in Care at Missouri Baptist Medical Center to help patients living with the chronic, often disabling affects of MS. The Center at Missouri Baptist is designated as a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Affiliated Center for Comprehensive Care.

"I am extremely pleased to have Dr. Mark Tullman, a national leader in multiple sclerosis, joining our Center," said Dr. Barry Singer, MD, director of the Center and a recognized leader in MS care in St. Louis. "Dr. Tullman will help us to broaden our ability to provide comprehensive, forward-thinking care to more multiple sclerosis patients throughout the region and beyond."

The MS Center for Innovations in Care launched in 2008 under the leadership of Dr. Singer. The Center offers patients MS-certified nursing support, MS-certified physical and occupational therapy, clinical trial options and ongoing neurological care. The Center offers consultations also for other neurologists and patient-initiated second opinions. Information regarding multiple sclerosis, treatment options and the center can be found at www.mslivingwell.org, an award-winning web site including a national accolade for public service.

A native St. Louisan, Dr. Tullman was formerly director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Center for the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Prior to this position, he was assistant professor of neurology at Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Thereafter, he completed his neurology residency and a postdoctoral fellowship in multiple sclerosis at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

Board-certified in neurology, he specializes in all aspects of MS patient care, including treatment with the disease-modifying drugs and symptomatic therapies. He has been principal investigator for numerous MS clinical trials and he has published a variety of MS-related articles and book chapters.

Drs. Tullman and Singer are both members of BJC Medical Group of Missouri. The MS Center for Innovations in Care, 314-567-3663, is located in Physicians' Office Building B, Suite 207, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 3009 North Ballas Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63131.

SOURCE Missouri Baptist Medical Center