LIVINGSTON, NJ – Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG) recently announced the appointment of Andrew Sylvester, M.D., board-certified neurologist, as the Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, affiliated with Livingston-based Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sylvester to Barnabas Health Medical Group and Saint Barnabas Medical Center,” said Stephen Zieniewicz, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Officer of SBMC. “Dr. Sylvester’s vision coupled with his expertise and experience will further advance the programs and services offered to the community through our Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center.  His dedication to providing comprehensive and personalized care to our patients and their families will be a valuable asset to RWJBarnabas Health’s patient-first culture.”

Sylvester has worked over the last 16 years perfecting his multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, he earned his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. He completed his residency in Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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According to SBMC, he went on to subspecialize in Multiple Sclerosis by completing a two-year clinical neuro-immunology fellowship at Columbia University at the MS Research and Treatment Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and then continued his work as a multiple sclerosis specialist at the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in Manhattan and as an assistant clinical scientist at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York.

Sylvester is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the New York Academy of Science. He has achieved the honor of being selected for inclusion in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors New York Metro Area and has been a perennial member of the Best Doctors since 2005.

He recently earned an additional subspecialty certification as a diplomat for Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. He plans to continue his research at RWJBarnabas Health as well as develop an intricate network of specialists that will focus on addressing all facets of multiple sclerosis to maximize patient satisfaction and positive outcomes.

According to SBMC, Sylvester values the patient experience. He demonstrates this by putting the patient first; addressing all MS-related needs, returns calls the day they are received and sees patients promptly at the scheduled time of the appointment to maximize patient satisfaction and positive outcomes.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sylvester at his office located at 200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 124 in Livingston, call 973-322-7478.