June 25, 2019

Dr. Lisak co-edits newest book in Contemporary Neurology Series

A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor is a co-editor and author of “Neuroimmunology,” the latest volume in the Contemporary Neurology Series published by Oxford University Press.

Robert Lisak, M.D., professor of Neurology and of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, co-edited the 328-page book with Bibiana Bielekova, M.D., chief of the Neuroimmunological Diseases Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health, and Gary Birnbaum, M.D., who left academia in 2000 to establish a large multiple sclerosis clinic with the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology.

Dr. Lisak, who served as chair of the WSU Department of Neurology from 1987 to 2012, co-wrote two chapters, “Immune-Mediated Disease of the Neuromuscular Junction” and “Therapies of Neuroimmunologic Diseases.”

The book, according to the publisher, provides a practical, clinical and scientific background on a diverse group of neurological disorders. It includes chapters on multiple sclerosis and related disorders in adults and children, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy and neurologic manifestations of systemic immune-mediated diseases. Clinical chapters cover epidemiology, pathology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of the diseases, and clinical presentation, diagnostic testing, differential diagnosis and treatment.