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Winthrop University Hospital

Malcolm H. Gottesman, MD

Winthrop Titles/Positions

Chief of Neurology, Director of MS Treatment Program Winthrop University Hospital

Academic Faculty Appointments

Associate Prof of Neurology SUNY at Stony Brook


Suite 370 200 Old Country Road, Mineola NY 11501






Brief Resume

Dr. Gottesman attended a 6 year medical program sponsored by Albany Medical College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He trained at Boston University Medical Center in Psychiatry and the Long Island Jewish Hospital in Neurology. He is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry.
Dr. Gottesman is Chief of the Division of Neurology at Winthrop University Hospital and Directs the Multiple Sclerosis Program.
Dr. Gottesman has participated in seminal MS multicenter treatment trials and has conducted and published independent clinical research on MS.

Areas of Experience

Health Outcomes
Multiple Sclerosis

Selected Publications

Accepted: Neutralizing Antibodies To 500 µg Interferon Beta-1b: 28-Month Results Of The Ideas Extension Trial, Accepted for publication in: Multiple Sclerosis. Gottesman, Malcolm; Friedman-Urevich, Sharon; Boylan, Eileen; Cheng, Denise
Accepted: High Dose Cyclophosphamide in the treatment of refractory MS. Gladstone, Gottesman, Urevich. American Journal of Therapeutics. Anticipated publication date September 2009.
BENEFIT Five Years On. Gottesman, Malcolm. Neurology Insights Europe. March 2009. Page 33-36.
Lam S, Wang S, Gottesman M. Expert Opinion: Interferon B1b for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Drug Metab. Toxicol. (2008) 4(8): 1-7.
Interferon beta-1b (Betaseron/Betaferon) is well tolerated at a dose of 500ug: interferon dose escalation of safety (IDEAS). MH Gotteman and S Friedman-Urevich. Multiple Sclerosis 2006; 12: 271-278.
Multiple Sclerosis Characteristics in African American Patients in the New York State MS Consortium. Multiple Sclerosis, 2003 Jun; 9 (3): 293-8. . Weinstock-Guttman, Brownsscheidle, Read, Apatoff, Blitz, Coyle, Frontera, Goodman, Gottesman, Herbert, Holub, Lava, Lenihan, Lusins, Mihai, Miller, Perel, Snyder, Bakshi, Gramger, Greenberg, Jubelt, Krupp, Munschauer, Rubin, Schwind, Smiroldo, New York State Multiple Sclerosis Consortium.
Gottesman, M., Medical Advisor, Medical Breakthroughs 2003, Reader’s Digest.
Gottesman, M. Carotid Artery Dissection and Stroke Caused by an Airbag Injury. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, July 2002 Issue.
Gottesman, M. (Contributor) Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury. Medical Breakthroughs 2001, Reader’s Digest.
Wirkowski, E., Gottesman, M., Mazer, C., Brody, G., Manzella, S. Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Stroke in Everyday Clinical Practice. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Vol. 8, No. 5, Sept. - Oct. 1999: 291-294.
Profile of MS: The New York State MS Consortium. Jacobs, L., Wende, K., Brownsheild, C., Apatoff, B., Coyle, P., Goodman, A., Gottesman, M., Greenberg, S., Herbert, J., Krupp, L., Lava, N., Miha, C., Miller, A., Perel, A., Snyder, D. A. Multiple Sclerosis, Vol. 5, No. 5, 1999: 369-376.
Kim, D.K., Gottesman, M., Forero, A., Han, D., Meyers, D.W., Forlenza, R., Golzarian, J. The Central Venous Catheter Removal Distress Syndrome. The American Surgeon, April 1998: 64(4) 344-7.
Hertz, S., Gottesman, M. New Anti-Epileptic Medications. Emergency Medicine, March 1997: 17-34.
Gottesman, M., Price, D., Waxner, J., Fein, A. Reversible Coma Caused by Eclampsia. Accepted - International Medical Image Registry, May 1996.
Gottesman, M., Elfenbein, A., Hertz, S., Ibrahim, B. Cardiac Arrest Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. Headache, Vol. 36, No. 10, 1996: 392-394.
Kim, D.K., Gottesman, M., Forero, A., Han, D., Myers, D.W., Forlenza, R., Golzarian, J. The Central Venous Catheter Removal Distress Syndrome. Winthrop-University Hospital Medical Journal, Vol. 18, 1996: 66-70.
Gottesman, M. Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema - Emergency Medicine. February
Price, D., Gottesman, M., Adelman, R., Schneider, S. Spinal Subdural Empyema: Intraoperative Sonography. J. Ultrasound Med. 12:493-495, 1993.
Reich, B. and Gottesman, M. Biofeedback and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Muscle Contraction/Tension Type Headache. Chapter in Text Book: Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment. Urban & Schwarzenberg, Baltimore, MD. 20:167-180, 1993.
Gottesman, M., Saraya, I., Tenti, F. Modified Brown-Sequard Syndrome Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Paraplegia, 30, 1992:178-180.
Gottesman, M., Laufer, H., Patel, M. Gliomatosis Cerebri: Case Report. Clinical Neuropathology, Vol. 10, No. 6 - 1991 (303-305).
Gottesman, M. Diagnosis of Meningitis. Infectious Disease Practice, Vol. 15, No. 9, September 1991.
Sands, G., Munoz, E., Gottesman, M., Molloy, K., Wise, L. Neurology, age, hospital costs and DRG's. Neurology, 1988
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