Shiva Gopal Vasishta and Stem Cell Transplant for MS

In the article, “Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis”, by National Institutes of Health, it has been introduced that clinical trials have proven a high dose immunosuppressive therapy and the transplantation of blood taken from the same individual can sustain the remission of multiple sclerosis.


After a five year trial, high-dose immunosuppressive therapy with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HDIT/HCT) has been successful with 69 percent of the participants. Progression of the disability is eradicated. The name of the trial is, HALT-MS, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) sponsored it in December of 2014. The procedure includes removal of the cells containing MS and replacing them with high functioning cells from the participant. There is some risk from the procedure.


A Psychiatry and Neurology physician, Shiva Gopal Vasishta, MD works with Medicare recipients out of New Jersey. Vasishta received his medical degree in 1979, and he has 38 years of experience in many areas of the Neurological profession. He is a practicing member of the Eastern Neurodiagnostic Association PC. He currently practices at 2301 Evesham Road, Pavilion 800 Suite 209, Voorhees, New Jersey. If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Vasishta, you may reach his office at 856-651-0060. Licensed to practice in New Jersey, his license number is: 25MA55133.


Dr. Vasishta accepts clients with insurance by Medicare, his NPI number is 1932269982. One of 34 doctors who work with the Kennedy University Hospital, Dr. Vasishta earned his degree from the Government Medical College Nagpur. After college, he worked at the Boston City Hospital in order to complete his residency. He specializes in Psychiatry and has an affiliation with the Kennedy Heath System Cherry Hill Campus.