Our Team

UBMD Neurology Multiple Sclerosis Team.

Our highly trained JMSCTR staff provides four Board-certified neurologists with specialty training in multiple sclerosis (MS), three of which are additionally MRI/Neuroimaging Fellowship-trained, as well as an experienced nurse practitioner. As part of the mission of the Jacobs School of Medicine to train the next generation of doctors and neurologists and our goals for teaching excellence, medical students/residents or Fellows may participate in clinical visits under the direct supervision of our faculty.

Brianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, Director

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Specialties: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology

Patients I Treat: All ages; Children, Adults, Seniors/Elderly



Svetlana Eckert, MD

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Specialties: Multiple Sclerosis, NMOSD, other autoimmune neurological disorders

Patients I Treat: Adults



David Hojnacki, MD

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Specialties: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimaging, Neurology

Patients I Treat: Adults, Seniors/Elderly



Beth Tacca, RN, BSN, ANP-BC

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Partners in health

The JMSCTR team works with partners across disiplines to provide the best care possible for our patients. Below are some of the trusted members we work with for your care.

Diet/nutrition counseling

Noelle Citarella, MS, RDS, CDN
Buffalo Nutrition & Dietetics

Physical Therapy

Bennett Rehabilitation Institute

Neuropsychology, UBMD

Ralph H. Benedict, PhD
Division of Neuropsychology, UBMD Neurology
Professor of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

The division's clinical mission is to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for patients and families affected by a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Top-rated neuropsychological services are based on the integration of neurological, psychiatric and imaging findings and structured to meet the needs of our patients and their caregivers.