Ruth H. Whitham MD, FAAN, FANA

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Ruth Whitham, MD, FAAN, FANA, has been a Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University since 1999. She was also a Staff Neurologist at the VA Portland Health Care System until 2015, and she served as Chief of the Neurology Service there from 2000 to 2013. She has provided clinical care to people with multiple sclerosis and related disorders at both institutions since 1986. She has published in the area of drug treatment for multiple sclerosis, and more recently has focused her academic interests on the rising cost of drugs to treat multiple sclerosis and the impact of that on quality of care and access to care for people with multiple sclerosis.