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Naila Makhani, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology); Director, Pediatric MS Program

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Naila Makhani, MD, MPH

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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 and the Charles H Hood Foundation to carry out studies to determine risk factors for clinical multiple sclerosis in asymptomatic children with brain MRI findings suggestive of multiple sclerosis.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Hospital for Sick Children (2012)
  • Resident
    Hospital for Sick Children (2012)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
  • MD
    University of British Columbia (2005)
  • BS
    Simon Fraser University, Kinesiology (2001)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Young Investigator AwardEuropean Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis2013
William J Logan Award for Excellence in Clinical TeachingDivision of Pediatric Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children2012
American Academy of Neurology Resident Travel Award2009
Young Investigator AwardWorld Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis2008

Professional Service

International Pediatric MS Study GroupMember, Education Committee2012 - Present
Child Neurology SocietyMember2012 - Present
American Academy of NeurologyMember2009 - Present

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