Raymond P. Roos, MD

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

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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.


Areas of Expertise

  • Central Nervous System Inflammatory Diseases
  • Neuropathy

Medical Education

  • State University of New York College of Medicine


  • State University of New York Medical Center


  • Johns Hopkins Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society for Virology
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1968

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English