Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

Returning guest, Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, board-certified neurologist, fellowship-trained multiple sclerosis specialist and Founder and CEO of the Joi Life Wellness Group Multiple Sclerosis Center in Atlanta, and Christine Ha, the first blind contestant and winner of the third season of MasterChef, who lives with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) discuss NMOSD, a rare inflammatory disease that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord and often mistaken for multiple sclerosis. They have partnered to encourage people to advocate for themselves and their health via a new campaign called NMOSD Won’t Stop Me. People impacted by NMOSD and their loved ones are encouraged to submit their stories and learn more on NMOSDWontStopMe.com.

Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams

Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist

Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams is a board-certified neurologist, fellowship trained multiple sclerosis (MS) specialist, author, international speaker, MS expert and researcher who is passionate about supporting those affected by neurologic autoimmune disorders. She is also the Founder and CEO of Joi Life Wellness Group Multiple Sclerosis Center™️, where she provides specialized MS care.

Dr. Mitzi received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship, Neurology Residency, and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly MCG), where she received numerous awards and served as Chief Resident of the Neurology Residency Program.

Through her various works, Dr. Mitzi is a highly sought-after expert in the field of neurology and MS, speaking on national and international topics related to advancing MS care. She is the proud recipient of the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Hope Award and the 2019 BlackDoctor.org Top Blacks in Healthcare Award. She is also an Amazon Number 1 best-selling author of MS Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis.

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