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About our Guest Speakers
Farrah Mateen, MD, PhD
Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mateen is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada where she received her medical degree (2005). She pursued adult neurology training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard University (2008). Dr. Mateen’s clinical and research fellowship training was in Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (2012), supported by the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Mateen completed her doctoral studies in International Health Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University (2014) as a Sommer Scholar. Her clinical practice at Mass General Hospital is focused on neuroimmunology, including MS, ADEM, NMO, and related disorders. Dr. Mateen was the Chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s Global Health Section and Ethics Section and is past chair of the International Outreach Committee of the American Neurological Association. She has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Health Organization, Polio Eradication Initiative, and several NGOs across countries of various income levels. She has published 200 academic manuscripts to advance neurological disease research and clinical care to date.
Cynthia Wang, MD
Dr. Cynthia Wang received her medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and completed a pediatrics and pediatric neurology residency at Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Wang completed her James T. Lubin Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Benjamin Greenberg at The University of Texas Southwestern and Children’s Health. Her research study was a prospective, longitudinal study on acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) to identify the clinical characteristics, treatment methods, and follow-up interventions that are associated with better and worse patient-centered outcomes.
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