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Jaime Imitola Herrera, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, and Neuroscience
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurology
Director, Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Translational Neuroimmunology
Academic Office Location:
Neurology
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5357
Phone: 860-679-3186
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Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.D.University of Cartagena Faculty of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipHospital Militar Central, ColumbiaMedicine
FellowshipNeurologic and Human Genetics Institute, Javeriana University, ColumbiaResearch and Clinical Fellow in Neurology and Genetics
PostdoctoralBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolPostdoctoral Fellow in Brain Tumor Biology, Neurosurgery
FellowshipBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolResearch Fellow in Neurology
PostdoctoralBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolPostdoctoral Fellow in Multiple sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
ResidencyTemple University HospitalInternal Medicine
ResidencyTemple University HospitalNeurology (Chief 2011-2012)
FellowshipThomas Jefferson University Hospital for NeuroscienceMultiple Sclerosis

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Dean's ListOhio State University College of Medicine
Selected as a Top DoctorCentral Ohio-Columbus Monthly
Research Award for Outstanding Publication FacultyNeurological Institute Ohio State University
Research Grant AwardNeurological Institute Ohio State University
Elected FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology (ANN)
Accepted into the Early Career Reviewer (ECR) ProgramCenter for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health
Research Grant AwardNeurological Institute Ohio State University
Top DoctorCastle and Connolly
Distinguished MS - Montreal LecturerMcGill University, Montreal
The John N. Whitaker Prize for MS ResearchACTRIMS
Distinguished Whitaker ScholarACTRIMS
Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
Matthew T. Moore Neurology Resident Award, Department of NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
Gordon Neurology Resident Award, Department of NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
Gordon Neurology Resident Award, Department of NeurologyTemple University School of Medicine
The Ruth and William Silen, M.D. AwardBiomedical Science Careers Program and Harvard Medical School
Five Year Service AwardBrigham and Women's Hospital
Selected Research for Highlights in the XIX MeetingAmerican Academy of Neurology
M.D. With Distinction Top 5% of the ClassUniversity of Cartegena Faculty of Medicine
University Scholarship Award in PharmcologyUniversity of Cartegena Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Imitola is a board-certified neurologist with clinical expertise in aggressive and progressive multiple sclerosis, late onset multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, neurosarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, Susac syndrome, central nervous system vasculitis, chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS), neurologic complications of systemic autoimmunity and cancer immunotherapy, genetic mimics of multiple sclerosis such as adult leukodystrophies, cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), and hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with spheroids (HDLS).

Multiple Sclerosis
Neural Stem Cells and Neuroinflammation
Glioma Immunogenetics
Microglia Biology
Medical Genetics and Computational Biology

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