Randall T. Schapiro, MD, FAAN
Dr. Randall (Randy) T. Schapiro grew up in Minnesota and received degrees there as well as in California. He founded the first private-practice comprehensive MS Center in 1977, renamed “The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis” at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology in 2004. Dr. Schapiro has participated in numerous research studies, helped to develop two MS organizations, served on numerous boards and advisory committees, and lectured and written extensively on all topics associated with MS management, both nationally and internationally. His awards include the Can Do Award, the prestigious Starfish Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the CMSC, and has been elected to the NMSS Hall of Fame.Full Bio
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Who is at risk for multiple sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects two to three times as many women as men. It develops more often in Caucasians than in other races and affects approximately 400,000 people in the United States. MS is not an inherited disease, but genes likely play a role. There is a higher risk for MS in families where it has already occurred.