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Nesanet Mitiku

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Rehabilitation Medicine
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    In March 2013, Dr. Nesanet Mitiku joined the Mount Sinai Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation. She treats patients with multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating disorders. She is also a researcher in multiple sclerosis who is exploring reparative and neuroprotective mechanisms.

    Dr. Mitiku obtained her MD and PhD in genetics from Stanford University as well as her Bachelor’s in Science in Environmental Systems Engineering. She was a resident in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington from 2008-2011. She completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis from 2011-2013 at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Mitiuku was Acting Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington as well as a Staff Physician (WOC) in the Rehabilitation Care Services at the VA Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle from July 2011 thru January 2013.

    Dr. Mitiuku is the recipient of many awards and multiple scholarships and awards in leadership, teaching, and research. She has been given the  K12 RMSTP Career Development Award; the Master MS Fellowship Award; the Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Scholarship; the MS Awareness Scholarship; the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Fellow Scholarship; the National MS Society Clinical Care Physician Fellowship Award; the Katherine McCormick Research Award (Stanford); the Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (NIH); and the GTE/Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership (Stanford).

    Dr. Mitiku’s goal is to help people with multiple sclerosis achieve the best quality of life possible and function maximally via tailored rehabilitation programs. 




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Dr. Mitiku did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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