Ilana B Katz Sand, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neurology
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for MS 212-241-6854 212-241-6854
Dr. Katz Sand joined the CGD Center as a fellow in 2011. She received her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She obtained her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was elected to the AOA Honor Society and the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society in 2007. She received the Helen Sciarra Prize in Neurology and the Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Award for Women Graduating in the Top 10% of Class. She completed her neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center, where she was elected chief resident in her final year and was recognized by the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Foundation Circle of Excellence in Teaching. She then pursued a two-year fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the CGD Center, funded by a Sylvia Lawry Fellowship Training Grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She joined the faculty at Mount Sinai following completion of her fellowship in 2013.
Dr. Katz Sand has a clinical practice at the CGD Center where she cares for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), and other autoimmune diseases that affect the central nervous system. She is heavily involved in research, and is currently the Principal Investigator on several studies at the Center where she collaborates with other clinicians as well as with Drs. Patrizia Casaccia and Matilde Inglese, with a focus on translational research. Current research projects include studies on the mechanisms of neuronal degeneration in progressive MS, an investigation of the role of the gut microbiome in MS, studies relating to the role of diet in MS, and research in NMO. Her work has been published in medical journals and she has presented at conferences including ECTRIMS and the AAN’s annual meeting. In addition to her own projects, Dr. Katz Sand participates in MS clinical trials. She is also involved in education, teaching residents and medical students at Mount Sinai, and lectures on MS and NMO to other physicians and patients.
Dr. Katz Sand offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call her office to schedule a video visit.
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis Optica
Autoimmunity, B Cells, Cellular Immunity, Demyelination, Genetics, Imaging, Multiple Sclerosis, T Cells
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship, Internal Medicine
Fellowship, Multiple Sclerosis
Mount Sinai Hospital
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Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- Northwell health
- University of Massachusetts
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