University of California, Riverside


Elizabeth Morrison-Banks Clinical Professor of Neurology

Topics: Multiple Sclerosis
Mistreatment of Patients

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Contact Card

Tel: (951) 827-4567

Media Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
Tel: (951) 827-6050


Elizabeth Morrison-Banks, M.D., M.S.Ed., is a health sciences clinical professor of the UCR School of Medicine. She completed medical school at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, then completed her internship in family medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center followed by her residency in family medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center.  She then got a master’s degree in medical education and completed a residency in neurology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Morrison-Banks completed a fellowship in multiple sclerosis at UC Irvine, where she also served on the medical school faculty.

She co-founded the Cascadia Multiple Sclerosis Center in Bellingham, Washington, then served as director of medical student education and faculty development at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Most recently she was a staff physician in neurology and neuroimmunology at Ventura County Medical Center.

Morrison-Banks has published peer-reviewed articles and given national presentations on her research in neuroimmunology including exercise in multiple sclerosis and mistreatment of people with advanced multiple sclerosis. She currently serves on the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Southern California & Nevada chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

More about her here.

On Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Morrison-Banks can speak to reporters about multiple topics related to MS, including new developments in treatments.

On Mistreatment of Patients

Abuse of patients can be verbal in nature, take the form of neglect, or be physical.  Morrison-Banks can give interviews on the mistreatment of people with advanced MS or other disabling neurological conditions.

On Telemedicine

Telemedicine refers to the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology.  Morrison-Banks can discuss telemedicine outreach as it relates to MS.  She can speak to what kinds of telehealth options for care are available, as well as how telehealth can be used to monitor MS symptoms and complications.