Meet the UCR Health Multiple Sclerosis Care Team

June 07, 2018

Multiple Sclerosis Care at UCR Health

At UCR Health, we understand that multiple sclerosis (MS) affects each patient in unique ways. Our MS care team is dedicated to providing you with an individualized management plan based on your needs – delivering compassionate, advanced medical care to help you manage your symptoms and provide you with greater control over your illness.

The Multiple Sclerosis Program at UCR Health is designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Partner in MS Care. Led by Dr. Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, our MS care team has extensive knowledge and experience in MS care:

Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, MD, MSED, Director: Dr. Morrison-Banks is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Neurology and a fellowship-trained neuroimmunologist. She is also a clinical researcher, and has more than 13 years of experience caring for adults and teens with multiple sclerosis and related conditions.

David Franklin, PsyD, Neuropsychologist: Dr. Franklin is Health Sciences Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UCR School of Medicine and provides neuropsychological testing for patients of the UCR Multiple Sclerosis Program.

Lynsey Lakin, NP-C, Multiple Sclerosis Fellow: Lynsey is a neurology nurse practitioner who is currently completing a multiple sclerosis fellowship at the UCR Multiple Sclerosis Program. She currently sees patients as an MS fellow with Dr. Morrison-Banks.

Shannon Mabie, RN, Infusion Nurse: Shannon brings her skills as a former oncology infusion nurse to assist our patients with intravenous infusions of monoclonal antibodies and other multiple sclerosis disease-modifying therapies. Shannon is also completing her final year of nurse practitioner training.

Danielle Bowers, LVN, Case Manager: Danielle is an experienced neurosciences clinical practice manager who joined the UCR Multiple Sclerosis Program in 2017 as case manager, assisting our patients and families with insurance authorizations and coordination of care for intravenous infusions of multiple sclerosis disease-modifying therapies.

Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, PhD, Researcher: Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff is an NIH-funded basic science researcher whose laboratory studies remyelinating agents and other treatments for multiple sclerosis.

In addition to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care, our team of experts is at the forefront of MS research, aiming to find new therapies to treat MS. We also care for patients who have been diagnosed with other demyelinating disorders such as neuromyelitis optica and transverse myelitis.


For more information about the Multiple Sclerosis Program at UCR Health, please call 844.827.8000.