Irene Cortese, MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Irene Cortese obtained her MD and neurology specialty training in Rome, Italy. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Neuroimmunology Branch at NIH, and then a US neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital; she returned to NIH as a Clinical Neuroimmunology fellow. She was Director of the NINDS Neuroimmunology Clinic from 2013-2021, and is now Chief of the NINDS Experimental Immunotherapeutics Unit, focused on translational research in PML.


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