Stephen Krieger
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Stephen Krieger, MD


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About Me

Stephen Krieger, MD, FAAN, is a Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He graduated from Columbia College, and received his MD degree from Yale University. He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai and fellowship at the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center (CGDC) for MS. During his training, he was a Sylvia Lawry Fellow of the National MS Society.

As a clinician educator, he served as neurology residency program director for ten years through 2019, and received numerous awards for education and mentorship including 5 consecutive annual mentorship awards as of 2023. His guiding philosophy – as a physician and an educator – is to “find the good” that can be done in every situation.  He models the concept that an outstanding clinician is constantly searching for ways, great and small, to improve the lives of the people for whom they provide care.

Dr. Krieger maintains a busy clinical practice at the CGDC for MS, where he received the George Forster Compassion Award in 2014, and more recently four annual Cullman Awards for excellence in physician-patient communication as of 2023, each of which rank him in the top 1% directly based on patient evaluations of his care. He has appeared on the Road to Resilience podcast, the documentary film about MS “Beneath the Surface” and on the Today Show to discuss MS awareness.

Academically, he has participated in numerous MS clinical trials, including leadership in ongoing trials of progressive MS, and he lectures nationally about MS with an emphasis on emerging therapies and MS disease course. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed papers and presented work at all of the major conferences in the field of neurology and MS, including giving 300 lectures and talks nationally and internationally. His most significant career contribution is the creation of the Topographical Model of MS, a reconceptualization of Multiple Sclerosis clinical course that was published as the cover of Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, and was the subject of an article in Scientific American as the “leaky pool model” of MS. This work is intended to help educate both clinicians and patients about MS, and is also available as a free app, “MS Topography” for iPad on the Apple app store.


Dr. Krieger offers telemedicine appointments when appropriate. Please call his office to schedule a video visit. 

Dr. Krieger is registered to provide telehealth services in Florida.

PROFESSOR | Neurology
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Topics

Education, Multiple Sclerosis

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