Robert Lisak, MD

Robert Lisak, MD, FRCP, FAAN

Neurology Detroit, MI

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Office Address

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  • University Health Center Ste 8d
    4201 St Antoine
    Detroit, MI 48201
    Phone: (313) 745-4275

Dr. Lisak's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Medicine

Dr. Lisak's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Parker Webber Chair in Neurology, Professor of Neurology and Professor of Immunology and MicrobiologyWayne State University School of Medicine
    Detroit, MI
    Professor and Chairman (1987-2012);Professor of Neurology (1987-present) Professor of Immunology (1987-present); Parker Webber Chair of Neurology (2002 -2012)
  • NeurologistDetroit Receiving Hospital
    Detroit, MI
  • Consultant in NeurologyRehabilitation Institute of Michigan
    Detroit, MI
  • Chief of NeurologyHarper University Hospital
    Detroit, MI
    Chief of Neurology (1987-2012); Neurologist, Harper University Hospital (1987-present)
  • Neurologist-in-ChiefDetroit Medical Center
    Detroit, MI
  • Chief of NeurologyHarper-Grace Hospitals
    Detroit, MI
  • Acting DirectorUniversity of Pennsylvania Wistar-Institute
    Philadelphia, PA
    Associate Director (1976-1986)
  • Assistant NeurologistHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
    Attending Neurologist, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (1972-1986); Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (1974-1986); Associate Neurologist (1976-1980); Neurologist (1980-1987)
  • Consultant in NeurologyPhiladelphia Veterans Administration Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant InstructorUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA
    Assistant Professor of Neurology (1972-1976); Associate Professor of Neurology (1976-1980); Professor of Neuro1ogy (1980-1987); Associate Member (1984-1987); Vice-Chairman (1985-1987)
  • Assistant InstructorAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
    Bronx, NY

Dr. Lisak's Education & Medical Training

  • Hosp of the Univ of PAHosp of the Univ of PAResidency, Neurology
  • Hosp of the Univ of PAHosp of the Univ of PAResidency, Neurology
  • Bronx Municipal Medical CenterBronx Municipal Medical CenterResidency, Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine
  • NIMHNIMHFellowship, Biochemistry/Neurochemistry
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Medical CenterInternship, Internal Medicine
  • Montefiore Hospital and Medical CenterMontefiore Hospital and Medical CenterInternship, Mixed Medicine
  • Columbia Univ Coll of Phys & SurgColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsMedical School
  • University College of Arts and Sciences, New York UniversityUniversity College of Arts and Sciences, New York UniversityOther Training, B.A, History, Cum laude

Dr. Lisak's Certifications & Licensure

  • MI State Medical LicenseMI State Medical License1987 - 2015
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology, 1975

Dr. Lisak's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alumni Association of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia UniversityGold Medal for Achievments in ResearchAlumni Association of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, 2013
  • presented by the residents in Neurology, WSU/DMCFaculty of the Yearpresented by the residents in Neurology, WSU/DMC, 2012
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis CentersLifetime Achievement AwardConsortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, 2011
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Dr. Lisak's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Dissociation of antibody production from disease suppression in the inhibition of allergic encephalomyelitis by myelin basic protein.Lisak, R.P., Falk, G.A., Heinze, R.G., Kies, M.W., Alvord, E.C., Jr, J. Immunol. 104:1435-1446
  • Quantitative assessment of class II molecules on normal and pathological nerves: Immunocytochemical studies in vivo and in tissue culture.Scarpini, E, Lisak, RP, Beretta, S, Velicogna, M, Doronzo, R, Maggio, M, Jann, S, Scarlato, and G, Brain 113:659-675
  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis and cardiac arrhythmia.Lisak, R.P., Lebeau, J., Tucker, S.H. and Rowland, L.P, Neurology 22: 810-815
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Virology and Immunology in Multiple Sclerosis: Rationale for Therapy.Chapter: Glial cells and products of activated inflammatory cells: Implications for pathogenesis and treatment of multiple sclerosisPage 13 - 20
    Lisak, R.P
    Editors: Cazzullo, CL, Caputo, D, Ghezzi, A, and Zaffaroni, M.Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg
  • Seminars in Neurology, Diseases of the Peripheral Nerves.Chapter: Acquired Demyelinating NeuropathiesPage 40 - 48
    Lisak, R.P., Brown, M.J
    Editors: Brown, M.J. and Goldblatt, D.
  • The Year in Immunology.Chapter: Autoantigen-reactive T-cells in neuroimmunologyPage 217 - 227
    Rostami, A.M., Lisak, R.P
    Editors: Cruse, J.M. and Lewis, R.E., Jr.Kargel, Basel
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  • T-cell receptor (TCR) V ? elements in myasthenia gravis (MG).Ragheb, S, Lisak, RP, Journal of Immunol. (Part II) p244A
  • Disability progression-free efficacy of alemtuzumab in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients in the CAMMS 223 Trial.Wynn, D, on behalf of the CAMMS223 Study Group (Lisak, R, WSU site investigator), Mult Scler 16 (Suppl 16): S140-S141
  • Patterns of adherence of human leukocyte sub-populations to vascular endothelium.Zweiman, B., Moskovitz, A.R., Flashen, S., Atkins, P.C., Bedard, P., Lisak, R.P, Clin. Res. 30:165A
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  • Central Nervous System Damage in Multiple Sclerosis: Why Is There Such Poor Repair.University of South Florida, Carneros, CA
  • New Treatments in Multiple Sclerosis.Toronto, Canada
  • Symptoms and Signs of Mutliple Sclerosis: The Role of Early Diagnosis in an Era Therapy.The University Medical Center of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
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  • Antibodies to myelin as mediators of the multiple sclerosis lesion: New emphasis on an old theory.Lisak, RP
    Lancet Neurology Network


  • Research Committee, Consortium of MS CentersChair2004 - Present

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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