David Hafler, MD,MSc

Specialty

Neurology

Conditions & Treatments

Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology


Phone
(203) 287-6100
Accepting New Patients

Biography

David Hafler, MD, is a world-renowned expert on multiple sclerosis (MS) and chair of the Department of Neurology, where he has presided over a major expansion in the last several years. He tells the neurologists who work for him to put patients first. “If I sense that a doctor does not care deeply about patients, they don’t belong at Yale,” he says.

Dr. Hafler knew from a young age that he wanted to be a doctor and study the immune system. In elementary school, he made slides of his own blood and studied them under a microscope. “I took photographs. I still have them,” he says. Because most neurologic diseases are chronic, he has been treating many of his patients for more than 30 years. “Providing care for chronic disease is a very special part of being involved in someone’s life,” he says.

A professor of neurology and of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Hafler is also a prolific researcher whose work has led to major advances in the understanding and treatment of MS, including identification of it as an autoimmune and genetic disease. He leads a lab at Yale that conducts cutting-edge research into MS and develops new treatments. Advances in treatment of MS have been remarkable, he says. “Back in the 1970s when I was in medical school, there were no treatments,” he says. “From where we were in 1975, say, we’ve come a long way.” 

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale MS Center

6 Devine Street
Ste Suite 2B
North Haven, CT 06473

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 287-6101

Yale Neurology

194 Howard St.
New London, CT 06320

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(860) 865-2397

Education & Training

Education

University of Miami School of Medicine

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • accumed
  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • compcare health services ins corp
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • great west
  • guardian
  • healthnet
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • quad/graphics direct
  • railroad medicare
  • sysco corp
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • wellcare