Evanthia Bernitsas

Faculty Profile

Professor - Clinical

Office Address

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology Suite 8D-UHC
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201

Office: (313) 577-1245
Fax: (313) 745-4216
Clinic: (313) 745-4275

Narrative Bio

Evanthia Triantafylou-Bernitsas, MD, Professor of Neurology joined the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University in 2011. She has completed a neurology residency at Case Western Reserve University and Neuroimmunology Fellowships at the University of Michigan and Baylor College of Medicine. She is the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Wayne State School of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Neurology.  Shis also Director of the MS Fellowship training program in neurology. 

Her clinical research focuses on aggressive forms of MS, new immunomodulatory therapies and symptomatic interventions. Dr. Bernitsas directs a very active clinical research program and she is the PI on numerous clinical and investigator-initiated trials.

Her laboratory research interests include novel neuroimaging and optical coherence tomography that lead to a better understanding of the disease, pathophysiology and imaging of MS fatigue and the use of biomarkers in neuroprotection and remyelination. Currently, she serves as the Editor-in Chief in the Neuroimaging section of the “Brain Sciences” Journal. She has published extensively and served in several committees and advisory boards.

Academic Rank

Professor of Neurology


Aristotelian Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece, MD, 1990

Position Title

Professor of Neurology,
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center
Program Director, MS Fellowship Training Program


Mercy Health Partners, Toledo, OH, 2004-2005


Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 2005-2008


MD, Professor of Neurology


• Walter Reed Army Medical Center, NIH/USUHS, Bethesda, MD, 1991-1993
• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000-2004
• Maxine Mesinger Comprehensive MS Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2008-2009

Prior Appointments

University of Michigan, Assistant Professor, 2009-2011


MS fatigue, MS and epilepsy, Neuroimaging and OCT




Research Description

Demyelinating diseases, imaging modalities, OCT
Students have the opportunity to present abstracts and posters at national conferences

Affiliated Departments