Pediatric MS Center - Staff
Lauren Krupp, M.D., Director
Lauren Krupp received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed her Neurology Residency at Albert Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center, and then completed additional fellowship training at Neuroimmunology/ Multiple Sclerosis Branch of the National Institutes of Health. She is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.
She is currently a Professor of Neurology and Psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Medical Center and specializes in multiple sclerosis. She is the director of the Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook (the first and only Pediatric MS Center in the United States), co-directs the adult MS Center at Stony Brook, and directs a research program that covers the relations between fatigue, mood disturbance, and cognitive dysfunction in MS within the department of Neuorlogy.
Other projects include studies of children and adolescents with MS, evaluation and treatment of MS associated cognitive problems and fatigue. She has received for her research grant support form the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National Institutes of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, private foundations, and grants from pharmaceutical companies. She has published over 100 original articles or chapters in books and is an internationally acknowledged authority in multiple sclerosis.
Anita Belman, M.D.
Anita Belman earned her Medical Degree from New York University. She completed her Neurology Residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, with a fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has Board Certification in Pediatrics and Neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. Her special interests and training are in child neurology and higher cortical functions.
Maria Milazzo, N.P., CPNP
Maria Milazzo is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been in practice for nine years. She has written over 30 publications regarding her work including book chapters for neurology textbooks. Ms. Milazzo has a special interest in caring for children and adolescents with infectious and inflammatory disorders of the nervous system. As a Clinical Assistant Professor with appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, Milazzo is an active educator who enjoys sharing her experience with health care professionals, parents, and members of community.
William Macallister, Ph.D
William MacAllister is a Neuropsychologist with clinical experience in a vast array of neurological conditions. Specifically, his interests are in pediatric and adolescent polpulations. Dr. MacAllister is currently a Research Specialist in the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Department of Neurology and is currently involved in the pediatric Multiple Sclerosis project. He has presented research related to cognitive functioning in MS at both national and international conferences, and evaluates children and adults with cognitive problems from MS as well as other neurologic conditions.
In addition to his research, MacAllister enjoys working with children, their families, and the school systems to ensure proper academic and psychosocial adjustment and to maximize quality of life for these individuals.
Deborah Weisbrot, M.D.
Dr Weisbrot, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University Medical Center, is the Director of the child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Division.
Her current areas of clinical care and research interest in the pediatric population are anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior and the neuro-psychiatric aspects of chronic medical disorders in the pediatric population, such as in multiple sclerosis.
She has lectured nationally on child and adolescent depressive disorders and in addition to multiple sclerosis has a major interest in conversion disorders, and epilepsy.