Prof. Jorge Correale MD

Dr. Jorge Correale M.D. is the Head of Neuroimmunology and Demyelinating Diseases at the Institute for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea. The main interests of his group are to understand the environmental factors that determine de development and progression of Multiple Sclerosis, understanding the immunological mechanisms that these factors determine. Likewise, Dr. Correale’s group is investigating the immunological factors induced by pregnancy, and assisted reproductive techniques, as well as the role that sexual hormones play under these conditions. He graduated with honors from Buenos Aires University School of Medicine in 1981. Between 1983 and 1988 he completed his Neurology Residency training at the José María Ramos Mejía Hospital in Buenos Aires and was appointed Chief Resident. During 1989 he was visiting physician at the Department of Neuropathology at the same center. Dr. Correale continued his training as Fellow in Neuroimmunology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden between 1989 and 1990. In 1990 he moved to the United States where he completed a second fellowship between 1990 and 1993 in Neuroimmunology at the University of Southern California, receiving a post-graduate fellowship from the National MS Society of New York. In 1993 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Southern of California, and in 1995 Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Immunology. In 1997 Dr. Correale returned to Buenos Aires as Head of Neuroimmunology and Demyelinataing Diseases at the Institute for Neurological Research Dr. Raúl Carrea, position he holds to this day. Between 1999 and 2001 Dr. Correale was Head of the Department of Neurology at the same Institution. Between 1998 and 2010 he was Associate Professor at the Austral University in Buenos Aires where he teaches: Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Physiopathology and Treatment, and Neurology. He is member of the Argentine Medical Advisory Board for Multiple Sclerosis and member of the Medical and Scientific Board of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies (IFMSS). He is a member of the Editorial Board of several neurological and immunological journals. Likewise, Dr Correale has served as an ad hoc reviewer for different agencies and MS societies. At present he published 156 original and reviews papers in pre-review journals, 47 book chapters, and is Editor of 7 books related to Neurology, Neuroimmunology, and Multiple Sclerosis.