Raymond P. RoosMD
Raymond P. Roos, MD, is a professor and chairman of the department of neurology and a member of the committees on virology and neurobiology at the University of Chicago. He is a nationally recognized researcher and a leading clinician specializing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neuroimmunology and Journal of NeuroVirology. He served as chairman of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He also directs a nationally recognized ALS clinic at the University of Chicago Hospitals, one of only eight such clinics designated by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is director of the newly formed peripheral neuropathy clinic at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Roos earned his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He pursued fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and spent six months as a medical researcher on a National Science Foundation expedition to the Solomon Islands. He taught at Johns Hopkins until he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1976.