Dr. Eric Williamson joined the UCLA faculty as an associate professor in 2019 and he also serves as director of the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital's MS Center of Excellence.
He earned his medical school degree from the Ohio State University's College of Medicine in 2007. Thereafter, Williamson pursued a residency at the University of Chicago before completing a neuroimmunology fellowship at the University of Southern California and then serving on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
While Dr. Williamson’s primary focus is patient care, he is also intimately involved in trials and clinical research efforts to better treat patients with Multiple Sclerosis, serving as an investigator and examiner in a number of research studies. He has particular interest and expertise in conditions such as neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, and infectious central nervous system diseases.
Dr. Williamson's research interests have helped to better characterize and examine the potential risks and benefits of neuro-immune therapies. He has and continues to conduct research, lecture on, and write about a number of topics related to Multiple Sclerosis. These topics include infections encountered in demyelinating disease, vaccinations in MS, and the use of monoclonal antibodies and other novel therapies in central nervous system illness.