Dr. Shiva Gopal Vasishta is a doctor in New Jersey who specializes in neurology and psychiatry. He studied at Government Medical College and later did his residency at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Shiva has gained almost 40 years of experience in the field with 20 years as a practising doctor and currently works at Eastern Neurodiagnostic Associates but also tends to patients at Kennedy Health System Cherry Hill. Dr. Shiva is one of the doctors committed to find cures to neurological diseases and disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
His practice is one of the few places that conduct transparent transactions when it comes to remitting the medical expenses to the patient’s insurances. The practice accepts most of the insurances companies’ cards and only charges the amounts approved per Medicare policies. The practice’s common language of use is English but uses Spanish too in order to help the patients of Spanish origin.
Dr. Shiva is among the doctors who were involved in the neurological research whose results have been released most recently. The research involved 24 patients of ages 26-52 suffering from relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis. In the research the patients received an autologous hematopoietic cell transplant after their high dosage of high-dose immunosuppressive therapy. 69% of the patients’ conditions stabilized. The conditions improved immensely and they had regained some of their physical abilities. In two of the worst cases the patients died but their deaths were later confirmed to have nothing to do with the experiment although a few caught infections due to their low immune systems.
Even though the findings need further testing, it is certain that the one-time treatment is more effective than the continuous treatment with the MS drugs and this has shone new light to both the patients and the doctors. National institute of health in collaboration with other sponsors such as NIAID carried the research work to completion.