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MS Center at St. Elizabeth's Clinical Team

Dr. Lathi
Ellen Lathi, MD, Director


Ellen Lathi, MD

Ellen Lathi, MD, is the director of the MS Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as well as a well-known speaker on treatment issues and wellness in multiple sclerosis. She is involved in numerous clinical trials at the center relating to the treatment of MS and is widely recognized for her clinical expertise and comprehensive approach to patient care. She also directs the MS Service Dog Program, sponsored by the NMSS, in which highly trained dogs are trained to assist patients with MS. In addition, Dr Lathi has been repeatedly recognized as one of Boston Magazine’s “Best Doctors” and one of US News and World Reports’ “Top Doctors”, and she has received the prestigious Physician Health Care Professional Volunteer award from the Central New England Chapter of the National MS Society. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society and a member of the Consortium of MS Centers.

Dr. Katz
Joshua Katz, MD, Neurologist

Joshua Katz, MD

Joshua Katz, MD, joined the MS Center in 2008 and is a recognized expert on transverse myelitis and MS. He sees consultations from the entire New England area. Dr. Katz is involved in many clinical trials for the treatment of MS and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and The Consortium of MS Centers. His focus is on comprehensive care of the whole person, not just the neurological disease. He has received multiple awards from Tufts Medical School recognizing his skill and dedication to teaching. His favorite part of his job is getting to know patients and their families, and helping them to understand the many aspects of MS, from complex treatment decisions to how it impacts one's personal life.

Jeannie Lewis
Jeanne Lewis, RN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator


Jeanne Lewis, RN

Jeanne Lewis, RN, has been a MS Center clinical nursing coordinator since 2006, a neurology nurse since 1997 and possess additional experience in case management. Lewis teaches and counsels MS patients on all aspects of treatment and lifestyle, and supporting them through difficult times. She enjoys working as a team with the rest of the staff to provide comprehensive care for MS patients and their families. Lewis has her Bachelor of Science in nursing from St. Anselm College, is an MS certified nurse, and member of International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN).

Lauren Cross
Lauren Cross, Licensed Social Worker


Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross has worked with the MS Center since 2007 and her role includes providing clinical assessment, psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic services to MS patients and their families. She believes that social work is an essential piece of comprehensive care in MS. The patient-centered approach to MS care at St. Elizabeth’s allows her to work alongside patients and their families in an effort to empower and support them. Cross is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Trinity College and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College. She is a MS-Certified Specialist and has also completed a Certificate Program in Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions.

Marissa Hone
Marissa Hone, Research Coordinator


Marissa Hone

Marissa Hone developed a strong interest in neurology while in college and has been working with the MS Center since the summer of 2011. As a recent graduate from Boston College with a major in biology, she is well positioned for her job as research coordinator and excited to have the opportunity to expand her knowledge in the field. The MS Center has exposed her to both clinical research and patient care. Hone enjoys working with the knowledgeable MS Center team because she learns something new on a daily basis.

Marcela Hauck-Burke, Medical Secretary


Marcela Hauck-Burke

Marcela Hauck-Burke is the secretary and assistant for Dr.’s Lathi and Katz, and the MS Center. She has worked in this role since 2007 and enjoys being a member of the team and having a voice in the day-to-day operations of the center. She has a degree in business administration and is a certified medical interpreter, with expertise in both Spanish and Portuguese.


The MS Center at St. Elizabeth's
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135
Fax: 617-789-5177 

The MS Center is located in the Neurology Department on the 8th floor of the Cardinal Cushing Building.

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