Raymond P. Roos, MD

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Marjorie and Robert E. Straus Professor of Neurology Director, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Motor Neuron Disease Clinic

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Raymond P. Roos, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who is an established expert on neurodegenerative diseases (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and prion diseases (e.g., Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory central nervous system diseases, and neuropathy. He directs the ALS/Motor Neuron Disease clinic.

A basic goal of Dr. Roos' research studies is to use molecular techniques to better understand the pathogenesis of MS and ALS. For instance, in one investigation, he and his colleagues sought to identify genes and gene products critical to the death and survival of motor neurons — especially as related to neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS. The lab uses viruses and transgenic mouse models in order to clarify the mechanisms by which mutant genes kill the target neurons.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • State University of New York College of Medicine

Internship

  • State University of New York Medical Center

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1968

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English