James W. Stark, MD, FAAN

Senior Attending Neurologist & Associate Medical Director, Director of Clinical Trials, Fellowship Director

James W. Stark, MD is a board-certified neurologist at the IMSMP. He received his bachelor's degree with distinction from Boston University and completed medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Originally from New York, he continued at Einstein for his neurology residency training and was designated a chief resident of neurology during his final year. Dr. Stark then completed a two-year neuroimmunology fellowship at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York with Dr. Sadiq. Dr. Stark has been featured on Everydayhealth.com offering expert advice on MS symptoms and relapses. In addition to patient care, Dr. Stark serves as the Director of Clinical Trials at the IMSMP and has presented clinical research on MS at numerous medical conferences.

In 2019, Dr. Stark was elected a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN). This outstanding achievement recognizes the contributions Dr. Stark has made to the Academy and to the neurology community. To receive this prestigious honor, accomplishments both academically and clinically were taken into consideration. These include the publication of papers and representations at national meetings as well as consistent and significant service in the area of clinical neurology which goes above and beyond and promotes the neurosciences.

Included in the following publications:


New York Super Doctors: Rising Star Doctors in New York: 2018, 2017, 2016

New York Top Doctor: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Castle Connolly Top Doctor (Neurology): 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019





"However, it doesn't necessarily have to be a difficult on​e​. In July of 2011, I was floored when first diagnosed with MS. However, in what should have been one of the most difficult times in my life, Dr. Stark and the IMSMP team found a way to make my diagnosis manageable. Fortunate enough to have found Dr. Stark just a few months after my diagnosis, he not only helped me manage my ​initial pain and vision issues, but was also able to comfort the concerns I had about my future as well. Having just founded my own social media agency, one which was rapidly growing, I had great concerns as to whether or not I could keep up and continue to be a part of and enjoy the business I had worked so hard to create and grow. Dr. Stark and his staff were able to reassure me that with proper treatment and care from IMSMP, I would be able live my life no differently than before I was diagnosed. It's now been three years since my diagnosis and my business is thriving. More importantly, so am I! Needless to say, I am beyond appreciative of the care, concern and expertise demonstrated by Dr. Stark." - Stephanie Abrams Cartin


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