Leslie Benson, MD

Leslie Benson, MD

Assistant in Neurology; Assistant Director, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program; Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuro-Immunology

Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-2758

  • Fax: 617-730-0285

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Neuro Inflammatory Diseases

Departments

  • Neurology

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Pediatric Neuro-Immunology Program
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
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Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate School, BS Biological Sciences, Minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology

Colorado State University, 2002

Fort Collins, CO

Medical School

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center , 2002-2006

Denver, CO

Internship, Pediatrics

Mass General Hospital for Children, 2006-2008

Boston, MA

Residency, Pediatric Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2008 - 2011

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Neuro-immunology

Boston Children's Hospital, Partners Adult MS Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Partners Pediatric MS Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2011 - 2013

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Publications

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  1. Nosadini M, Alper G, Riney CJ, Benson LA, Mohammad SS, Ramanathan S, Nolan M, Appleton R, Leventer RJ, Deiva K, Brilot F, Gorman MP, Waldman AT, Banwell B, Dale RC. Rituximab monitoring and redosing in pediatric neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Feb; 3(1):e188.
  2. Ramanathan S, Prelog K, Barnes EH, Tantsis EM, Reddel SW, Henderson AP, Vucic S, Gorman MP, Benson LA, Alper G, Riney CJ, Barnett M, Parratt JD, Hardy TA, Leventer RJ, Merheb V, Nosadini M, Fung VS, Brilot F, Dale RC. Radiological differentiation of optic neuritis with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies, aquaporin-4 antibodies, and multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2016 Apr; 22(4):470-82.
  3. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Reply: To PMID 24907434. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan; 159(1):211.
  4. Benson LA, Olson H, Gorman MP. Evaluation and treatment of autoimmune neurologic disorders in the pediatric intensive care unit. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Dec; 21(4):284-90.
  5. Wan MJ, Adebona O, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Heidary G. Visual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep; 158(3):503-7.e2.
  6. Malik MT, Healy BC, Benson LA, Kivisakk P, Musallam A, Weiner HL, Chitnis T. Factors associated with recovery from acute optic neuritis in patients with multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2014 Jun 17; 82(24):2173-9.
  7. Titulaer MJ, Höftberger R, Iizuka T, Leypoldt F, McCracken L, Cellucci T, Benson LA, Shu H, Irioka T, Hirano M, Singh G, Cobo Calvo A, Kaida K, Morales PS, Wirtz PW, Yamamoto T, Reindl M, Rosenfeld MR, Graus F, Saiz A, Dalmau J. Overlapping demyelinating syndromes and anti–N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. Ann Neurol. 2014 Mar; 75(3):411-28.
  8. Benson LA, Healy BC, Gorman MP, Baruch NF, Gholipour T, Musallam A, Chitnis T. Elevated relapse rates in pediatric compared to adult MS persist for at least 6 years. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2014 Mar; 3(2):186-93.
  9. Benson LA, Maski KP, Kothare SV, Bourgeois BF. New onset epilepsy in Prader-Willi syndrome: semiology and literature review. Pediatr Neurol. 2010 Oct; 43(4):297-9.
  10. Benson LA, Barrett SF, Wright CH. Characterization of selected elementary motion detector cells to image primitives. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2008; 44:410-6.
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