Dr. J. William Lindsey is the Director of the Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He specializes in the care of patients with immune or inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease, but his area of interest also includes neuromyelitis optica, sarcoid, vasculitis, and related diseases.

Dr. Lindsey maintains a busy clinical practice and is the principal investigator in multiple clinical studies of new treatments for multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. He also has a laboratory research program, investigating the cause of multiple sclerosis and its relation to infection with Epstein-Barr virus. Dr. Lindsey is currently a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Immunologists.


Medical School
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Residency in Neurology
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Neuro Immunology Fellowship
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Autoimmune or immune-mediated neurologic diseases

Research Interests

Cause of MS, infection in MS and Epstein-Barr virus in MS
Clinical research on new treatments for MS