Robert Lisak

Robert P Lisak, MD, FRCP (UK), FAAN, FANA, is Parker Webber Professor in Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr Lisak received his BA from University College of Arts and Sciences of New York University and his MD from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He trained in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and Bronx Municipal Hospital (Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University) and in neurology and allergy and immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Lisak served as a research fellow in Biochemistry/Neurochemistry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda. He was a member of the Department of Neurology as well as the Immunology Graduate Program and an associate member of the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania prior to joining the faculty at Wayne State University in 1987. He served as chair of Neurology at Wayne State University from 1987-2012. Dr Lisak has served on the editorial boards of several journals and as editor in chief of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the journal of the World Federation of Neurology, from 1997-2012. He has served in leadership positions for several profession/scholarly organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the International Society for Neuroimmunology and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) where he is currently President of the Consortium and Chair of the Board of the Foundation of the CMSC (FCMSC). He has served on multiple committees for the CMSC, the National MS Society, NINDS/NIAID as well other organizations. Dr Lisak has been involved in basic, clinical and translational research in neuroimmunologic diseases for 50 years including multiple sclerosis and related disorders, myasthenia gravis and autoimmune/immune mediated neuropathies and myopathies.