Atlanta, GA,
07
March
2014
|
03:00 PM
America/New_York

Guy Buckle, M.D., Joins the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center

The Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center announces the addition of Guy Buckle, M.D., MPH, to its team of providers as the Director of Neuroimaging Research.

Dr. Buckle comes to Shepherd Center following nearly 20 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Most recently, he was the Director of Clinical Care at Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also served as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

He was drawn to Shepherd Center’s MS Institute for the chance to work in a smaller environment and to expand the Center’s neuroimaging program.

“I am excited to work with such a dedicated team at the MS Institute and at Shepherd Center,” Dr. Buckle said. “Dr. Ben Thrower (medical director of the MS Institute), Dr. Donald Leslie (medical director of Shepherd Center) and Dr. Gary Ulicny (CEO and President) have welcomed me and given nothing but positive feedback to my ideas in neuroimaging research and expansion.”

Dr. Buckle began working in multiple sclerosis basic immunology research during medical school, but it was not until after he completed his neurology residency that he realized his passion for treating individuals with MS and decided to focus on patient care,  clinical trials and neuroimaging (MRI) research.

A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Buckle graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in music theory and composition. He received his medical degree and master’s in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in neuroimmunology and MS at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School with funding from the National MS Society and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Buckle lives with his wife, originally from North Carolina, and two spoiled cats in Buckhead. Beyond practicing medicine, he has a passion for music.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 900 inpatients, 575 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year.