An Expert Neurologist Specializing in Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Dan Chapman is a highly skilled neurologist with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other immune-mediated diseases affecting the central nervous system. As a dedicated member of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UCGNI), Dr. Chapman is committed to providing exceptional care and forging strong partnerships with his patients.
Patient Empowerment and Personalized MS Treatment Plans
Dr. Chapman's philosophy of care revolves around empowering his patients to better understand their conditions and actively participate in creating personalized treatment plans. His focus on MS began during his neurology residency, where he witnessed the different presentations of the disease in patients of all ages and backgrounds.
Advancing Patient Care with Clinical Trials for MS
Passionate about advancing patient care, Dr. Chapman is actively involved in clinical trials at UCGNI. He believes that despite the availability of effective treatments for MS, there is still room for improvement, and being at the forefront of cutting-edge treatments is crucial for the well-being of his patients.
Educational Background: Pharmacy and Neurology Expertise
Dr. Chapman holds a doctorate in pharmacy in addition to his medical degree. He served as Chief Resident during his neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati and further pursued a clinical fellowship in MS and Neuroimmunology at Oregon Health & Science University and Portland VA Medical Center. He received board certification in Neurology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 2022.
Research Focus: Appropriate Management of MS Symptoms
Dr. Chapman's research is focused on the appropriate and potentially inappropriate use of medications to manage MS symptoms. This research directly contributes to improving the quality of life for patients and provides valuable insights to referring physicians.
Building Meaningful Patient Relationships
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Chapman finds joy in building meaningful relationships with his patients and colleagues. He finds constant inspiration in learning from these interactions, shaping his practice to be attentive, thorough, and informative. Dr. Chapman's patients can expect compassionate care, with a focus on understanding their disease and treatment plan.
Outside of work, Dr. Chapman is a runner, participating in races such as the Flying Pig Marathon. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two cats, exploring new restaurants, antique stores, live music, and traveling.