Naila Makhani, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Term; Director, Pediatric MS Program

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Multiple Sclerosis & Other Inflammatory Brain Disease | Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Program | Pediatric Neurology: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Program

Pediatrics: Pediatric Neurology: Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Program

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Makhani completed her child neurology training and a formal multiple sclerosis fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. She also completed a Masters' Degree in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Makhani's clinical and research interests are in pediatric multiple sclerosis and other childhood brain inflammatory diseases. She is funded by NIH to carry out a five year study to determine risk factors for clinical multiple sclerosis in asymptomatic children with brain MRI findings suggestive of multiple sclerosis.

Education & Training

MPH Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
MD University of British Columbia (2005)
BS Simon Fraser University, Kinesiology (2001)
Fellowship Hospital for Sick Children
Resident Hospital for Sick Children
Board Certification Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of CANADA, Neurology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator AwardEuropean Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (2013)

  • William J Logan Award for Excellence in Clinical TeachingDivision of Pediatric Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children (2012)

  • American Academy of Neurology Resident Travel Award (2009)

  • Young Investigator AwardWorld Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (2008)

Professional Service

  • International Pediatric MS Study Group (2012 - Present) Member, Education Committee

  • Child Neurology Society (2012 - Present) Member

  • American Academy of Neurology (2009 - Present) Member

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Contact Info

Naila Makhani, MD, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Yale Pediatrics1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale MS and Neuroimmunology Center6 Devine Street, Ste 2B
North Haven, CT 06473
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Neurology15 York Street
PO BOX 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064