Message from the Director


Dr. Patricia Coyle

Hearing the words “You have MS” can be quite unsettling. But with Stony Brook Medicine’s expert individualized care, many available treatments and new advances to come, patients at our Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center also have a multitude of reasons to be optimistic about the future.

Established in 1990 as part of our academic medical center and accredited by the National MS Society, the MS Comprehensive Care Center was the first center of its kind on Long Island. Today, we are still on the forefront of it all. Each year, nearly 1,000 patients come from across the country and around the world to our state-of-the-art facilities to meet with our MS experts. We offer the most up-to-date diagnostic treatments and procedures, are involved in cutting-edge research, and follow best practice protocols.

We provide our patients with coordinated care that includes medical treatment, rehabilitation, psychological support and referrals to ancillary departments as needed. Our individualized approach to comprehensive care ensures that our assessments, evaluations, diagnostic and follow-up testing, recommendations, education and treatment are tailored to meet your specific needs.

We look forward to serving your needs now and in the future.


Patricia K. Coyle, MD
Director, Stony Brook MS Comprehensive Care Center