Aurora Physician Recognized for Multiple Sclerosis Care

Jan 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from Aurora Health Care

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the NRI Welfare Society of India recognized Bhupendra Khatri, M.D., of Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center with its prestigious Hind Rattan Award.


Dr. Khatri was selected for his extensive contribution to the field of multiple sclerosis and for his work as medical director of the Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

The Hind Rattan is given annually to about 30 people from India who have made significant contributions elsewhere in the world.

"I'm honored to receive this recognition," says Dr. Khatri. "Having multiple sclerosis can be devastating, which is why I have dedicated my career to finding a cure."

The Regional Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and offers comprehensive, individualized care for multiple sclerosis patients.

Dr. Khatri is involved in multiple clinical trials to find more effective treatments for multiple sclerosis. His accomplishments include research showing the long-term benefits of plasma exchange for treating multiple sclerosis. In addition, his research on the drug Tysabri has been published in Neurology, an American Academy of Neurology journal.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates 400,000 people in the United States have the disease. In Wisconsin, one in 500 people have multiple sclerosis, while in states like Texas it impacts only one in 10,000.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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