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Eric C. Klawiter, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-8639
Department of Neurology
Clinical Interests
multiple sclerosis
neuromyelitis optica
Transverse myelitis
Optic neuritis
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Sanford School of Medicine @ University of South Dakota
Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship, Washington University Barnes Jewish Hospital
Board Certifications
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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BiographyEric Klawiter, MD, MSc is an Assistant Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who specializes in multiple sclerosis (MS) and related diseases. He received his medical training at the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. Following medical school, he completed a medical internship and residency in Neurology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Klawiter received fellowship training in neuroimmunology (multiple sclerosis) at Washington University where he was the recipient of a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Klawiter's research interests include multiple sclerosis clinical research and developing new imaging techniques to better understand, diagnose and treat multiple sclerosis. He has written numerous publications and book chapters relating to multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. Additionally, he has participated in multiple clinical trials of multiple sclerosis therapeutic agents.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

1. Klawiter EC, Cross AH. B cells: No longer the nondominant arm of multiple sclerosis. 2007;7:231-238.
2. Naismith RT, Tutlam NT, Xu J, Klawiter EC, Shepherd JB, Trinkaus K, Song S, Cross AH. Optical Coherence Tomography Differs in Neuromyelitis Optica Compared with Multiple Sclerosis. Neurology. 2009:72:1077-1082.
3. Klawiter EC, Alvarez E, Xu J, Paciorkowski A, Zhu L, Parks BJ, Cross AH, and Naismith RT. NMO-IgG Detected in CSF in Seronegative Neuromyelitis Optica. Neurology. 2009;72:1101-1103.
4. Naismith RT, Tutlam NT, Xu J, Shepherd JB, Klawiter EC, Song S, Cross AH. Optical Coherence Tomography is Less Sensitive than Visual Evoked Potentials in Optic Neuritis. Neurology. 2009;73:46-52.
5. Klawiter EC, Cross AH, Naismith RT. The Present Efficacy of Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics: Is the New 66% Just the Old 33%? Neurology. 2009;73:984-990.
6. Klawiter EC, Piccio L, Lyons JA, Mikesell R, O'Connor KC, Cross AH. Elevated Intrathecal Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibodies in Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Neurol. 2010;67:1102-1108.
7. Klawiter EC, Benzinger TL, Roy A, Naismith RT, Parks BJ, Cross AH. Spinal Cord Ring Enhancement in Multiple Sclerosis. Arch Neurol. 2010;67:1395-1398.
8. Klawiter EC, Schmidt RE, Trinkaus K, Liang HF, Budde MD, Naismith RT, Song SK, Cross AH, Benzinger TL. Radial Diffusivity Predicts Demyelination in ex vivo Multiple Sclerosis Spinal Cords. Neuroimage. 2011;5:1454-1460.

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