Jaime Imitola Herrera

Jaime Imitola Herrera, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

About Me

I am a multiple sclerosis (MS) neurologist, a neuroimmunologist and stem cell scientist. I am passionate about my work because I want to alleviate the suffering of our MS patients.

I combine what I’ve learned from patients with a rigorous program of laboratory research. This will help to generate new approaches to treat MS. I am using what we’ve learned from the human genome and genetics to improve the diagnosis and personalized treatment of MS patients.

I’m interested in providing comprehensive and interdisciplinary care to MS patients, especially those who have progressive neurodegenerative disease and cognitive decline. Our MS center shares that philosophy and we are committed to our patients.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2018
  • Discovered the first molecular mechanism of migration of neural stem cells in model of central nervous system (CNS) injury
  • Pioneered research in immunology of neural stem cells
  • Multiple awards for both excellence in clinical teaching and research

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
  • Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis of Schilder
  • Myelitis, Transverse
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
  • Leukoencephalitis, Acute Hemorrhagic
  • Susac Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental
  • Myelitis
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes
  • Limbic Encephalitis
  • Neurology
  • Encephalomyelitis, Acute Disseminated
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Progressive
  • Neuromyelitis Optica

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


Temple University Hospital
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012


Brigham and Women's Hospital
9/1/1997 - 12/30/2004

Multiple Sclerosis
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
9/1/2012 - 9/27/2013

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Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

My Department



113 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.6
  • Listens Carefully 4.6
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.4
  • Knows My Medical History 4.1
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2018

Excellent! First physician in over 2 years that listened and determined a concrete diagnosis!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Where do I start Dr. Imitola was phenomenal he spent over 2 & 1/2 hrs. with me on this visit alone. After the visit he kepted in touch w/me to help me with ins. issues. He has been God sent to me & my family. I can't thank him & his team enough -

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

very knowledgeable of newest information relating to my condition

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

The nurses and team always work great together!

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2017

very knowledgeable, as well as concerned about my overall health

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Very personable. Listened to me regarding my health history.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

Everything was great.

Reviewed on Oct 07, 2017

he talked to me about my concerns

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Imitola Herrera has reported no relationships with companies or entities.