Age Span Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Neuroinflammatory Disorders


The Age Span Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Neuroinflammatory Disorders offers Clinical and Clinical and Research tracks for adult neurology and pediatric neurology trainees. 
Training occurs with our distinguished faculty and supported by advanced practice providers, pharmacists, research coordinators, and social worker. The Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Clinic at Penn is recognized as a National MS Comprehensive Care Center of Excellence, integrating ancillary services to provide comprehensive care and availability of basic science, translational, and clinical research studies. 

The Age Span Program seamlessly integrates education, patient care, and research with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 

There are several opportunities to learn other neuroinflammatory conditions through the NMO and MOG-AD Disease Program, Undiagnosed White Matter Disorders Adult Neurogenetics Clinic, Neurosarcoidosis Clinic, and the Age-Span Women’s MS Program to develop well-rounded neuroinflammatory experts.
Funding: Past & Current
  • National MS Society 
  • Transverse Myelitis Association
  • Industry Supported
  • Multiple options for the research track including those supported by T32 or R25 mechanisms.

Fellowship Curriculum

  • Clinical Track: Training in diagnosis and management of Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders including NMOSD, MOGAD, granulomatous disease, and neurological manifestations of systemic disease. By the end of training fellows are expected to demonstrate comfort in management of these disorders and complete a scholarly project in their area of interest
  • Clinical and Research Track: This is a combined research and clinical training fellowship track that will be tailored to the individual fellow’s training and career goals. A variety of post-doctoral training opportunities are available through this track and incorporates extensive mentorship from our faculty. These opportunities include basic science research, clinical research, clinical trial training, as well as additional training in a master’s program, such as the Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) Degree program in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB).
  • Both Tracks (optional):
  • Didactics
    • Fellows Bootcamp Lecture Series: Introduction to MS and related neuroinflammatory disorders evaluation and management.
    • Monthly journal club addressing both clinical and research topics.
    • Monthly Invited Speaker Seminar: Highlights national and international leaders, covering research (basic and clinical) and clinical care. 
    • Bi-monthly case conferences in collaboration with CHOP 
    • ACTRIMS Didactic Lecture Series (ACTRIMS LMS - ACTRIMS Didactic Lecture Series (

Application Process 

July 2025 Start Date

  • Clinical Track (Adult and Pediatric Candidates): SF Match
    • Submit: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and a professional photo
    • Deadline for completed applications: Friday, December 1, 2023
    • Interviews: December 4, 2023 – February 20, 2024
    • Deadline for rank lists: March 1, 2023, at 12 PM PT
    • Match Day: March 15, 2024
  • Clinical and Research Track (Adult and Pediatric Candidates): Not a Match
  • Offers: Rolling offers starting February 21, 2024


 Jennifer Orthmann Murphy, MD, PhD
 Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Fellowship

Rohini D. Samudralwar, MD
Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Fellowship

 Sarah Hopkins, MD, MSPH
 Co-Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Fellowship 

  Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCPC
  Director, Center for Neuroinflammation and Neurotherapeutics
  Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Division 
  Melissa and Paul Anderson President's Distinguished Professor
  Faculty Profile

  Brenda Banwell, MD
  Chair, Department of Neurology at Children`s Hospital of Philadelphia
   Faculty Profile

Joseph Berger, MD
Associate Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division
Professor of Neurology 

Faculty Profile


Clyde Markowitz, MD
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center at Penn
Associate Professor of Neurology

Dina Jacobs, MD

Clinical Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Center
Associate Professor of Neurology

Faculty Profile


Contact Information

Department of Neurology
3 Gates, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Chair of Neurology