Emily Harrington

Emily Harrington, MD, PhD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I am a neurologist physician-scientist who specializes in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. I am passionate about finding better treatments for MS that will prevent disability and disease progression. I believe in providing a patient-tailored approach to help select the best treatment for that individual, identify multidisciplinary care needs and help promote the best quality of life while living with MS.

My laboratory research is focused on oligodendrocytes, the myelin making cells of the central nervous system, and how they function in the context of inflammation and aging. Long-term goals of my research program are to find strategies to promote remyelination and repair and prevent neurodegeneration in relapsing and progressive MS.

I enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fellows and have a particular interest in teaching around LGBTQ cultural competency and building support and resources for LGBTQ people with MS.

In my free time I enjoy being out in nature and spending time with my family and pets.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis, Transverse
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
6/12/2006 - 6/13/2014


University of California SanFrancisco, San Francisco, CA
6/12/2006 - 6/15/2012


University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

6/1/2014 - 6/30/2015


University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

7/1/2015 - 7/30/2018


Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

8/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

Academic Information

My Department


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Harrington has reported no relationships with companies or entities.