Peter A. Calabresi MD

Johns Hopkins University

Peter A. Calabresi, MD is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center. Dr. Calabresi is also Director of the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale College and medical degree from Brown University. Dr. Calabresi completed residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Neuroimmunology Branch.

As director of the Richard T. Johnson, Division of Neuroimmunology and the MS Center at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Calabresi has been the principal investigator on several clinical trials and also oversees translational laboratory research projects. He also serves as Chair of a grant review committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

His specific laboratory research interest lies in understanding the mechanisms of T lymphocyte differentiation into effector memory T cells and how these T cells interface with glial cells in the brain to modulate remyelination. Dr. Calabresi has published over 250 research papers related to MS. He is the recipient of a five-year NMSS Collaborative Center grant from the National MS Society to study endogenous remyelination in MS, and the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Calabresi also recently received the Barancik Award for Innovation in MS research in collaboration with Drs. Frohman and Balcer.