• At A Glance
  • Education
  • Bio

    Dr. Vikram Bhise, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and the Director of the Division of Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2010. He completed his Pediatrics residency at Maimonides Medical Center, and his Child Neurology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. He went on to do 2 further subspecialty fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology with an Epilepsy focus at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and adult and pediatric Multiple Sclerosis at SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center. Dr. Bhise is board certified in Pediatrics, Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology, and Clinical Neurophysiology. He sees children with neurological diseases, and specializes in Pediatric Epilepsy and Neuroimmunology. Specifically, he runs the Pediatric Neuroimmunology program seeing children, teenagers, and young adults with multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, neuromyelitis optica, MOG antibody disorder, autoimmune encephalopathy/encephalitis/epilepsy, opsoclonus-myoclonus, Miller-Fisher syndrome, acute cerebellar ataxia, primary CNS vasculitis, and neuro-rheumatological diseases such as neurosarcoidosis or CNS lupus. Furthermore, he has ongoing research projects in both Epilepsy and Neuroimmunology.

    Video Interview “Transition and Quality of Life for Children with MS” 

    Video Interview “Gaining Perspective on MS Care Priorities: Shared Decision-Making in Practice” 

    Philosophy of Care:

    Dr. Bhise is passionate about the care of children with neurological disorders. "I feel it is about the connection between myself and the family. Patients and their parents need a moment to be heard, the opportunity to ask any questions that they have, and to be left with the hope and strength to keep moving forward." He has a particular emphasis on the long-term development of a relationship with families of children with chronic diseases, particularly those with neuro-immunological or neuro-inflammatory disorders.


    Yisha Cheng MD, Dalya Chefitz MD, Vikram Bhise MD. Never too late to treat NMDAR Encephalitis - a Pediatric Case Report and Review of Literature. European Medical Journal. Accepted 5/16/2022 and pending publication. Bhise, Vikram, Dhib-Jalbut, Suhayl. Potential Risks and Benefits of Multiple Sclerosis Immune Therapies in the COVID-19 Era: Clinical and Immunological Perspectives. Neurotherapeutics. 2021 Jan;18(1)244- 251. Debra Zharnest, Richard Drachtman, Susan Murphy, Margaret Masterson, Vikram Bhise, Scott Moerdler. Atypical Presentation of Congenital Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura with Large and Small Vessel Disease: A Case Report, Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Aug;67(8):e28316. Katrina Bernardo, Sudipta Roychowdhury, Vikram Bhise. Tentorium and Straight Sinus Hypoplasia in a Child. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine 2020, 2:974–977. Cai, Raymond; Bhise, Vikram. Sudden Bilateral Lower Extremity Weakness and Urinary Incontinence in a 13-year-old Girl. Pediatrics in Review 2019; 40(10): 528-531. Brooks, Susan; Anderson, Sharon; Bhise, Vikram; Botti, Christina. Further Delineation of Ribose-5- Phosphate Isomerase Deficiency: Report of a Third Case. J Child Neurology. 2018;33(12): 784-787. Herrmann, Amanda L.; Stalter, Colleen E.; Calt Melissa A., Shendell, Derek; Bhise, Vikram. Helmet Safety in Elementary Schools: Medical Students as Teaching Liaisons. 2018. NJ Pediatrics Journal (NJAAP), 43(2): 30-35. Vikram Bhise, Konstantin Balashov, Marc Sturgill, Lauren Krupp, Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, Cytokine Profiles in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders. 2016; 1:15. Vikram Bhise, Korhan Buyukturkoglu, Matilde Inglese, Jan B. Wollack, Konstantin Balashov. Severe Progressive Brain Atrophy in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis. J Pediatr Neuroradiol 2015; 04(02): 032-035. Raslan A, Boneparth A, Leibowitz K, Bhise V, Basiaga ML, Burnham S, Moorthy N. Anti-MDA-5 Associated Arthritis and Fasciitis in an 11-Year-Old Boy. Annals of Paediatric Rheumatology. 2016, 5(1):24-27. Magrini D, Li SC, Bhise V, Weiss PF, Moorthy LN. Case 1: Alopecia in a Healthy 9-year old Girl. Pediatrics in Review. 2015; 36(11):503-5. Yu, H.J., Christodoulou, C., Bhise, V., Greenblatt, D., Patel, Y., Serafin, D., Maletic-Savatic, M., Krupp, L.B., and Wagshul, M. Multiple white matter tract abnormalities underlie cognitive impairment in RRMS. NeuroImage, 2012; 59(4):3713-22. Bhise, V.V., Burack, G.D., and Mandelbaum, D.E. Baseline cognition, behavior, and motor skills in children with new-onset, idiopathic epilepsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 2010; 52(1):22-6. Mandelbaum, D.E., Burack, G.D., and Bhise, V.V. Impact of antiepileptic drugs on cognition, behavior, and motor skills in children with new-onset, idiopathic epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2009; 16(2):341-

    Clinical Interests

    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in children, teenagers and young adults
    • Optic neuritis
    • Transverse myelitis
    • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
    • Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) in children, teenagers, and young adults
    • MOG antibody disorder in children, teenagers, and young adults
    • Autoimmune encephalopathy/encephalitis/epilepsy
    • Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome
    • Miller-Fisher syndrome
    • Acute cerebellar ataxia
    • Primary CNS vasculitis
    • Neuro-rheumatological diseases such as neurosarcoidosis or CNS lupus
    • White matter disease (leukodystrophy) Epilepsy

  • Medical School

    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ


    Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (Pediatrics)


    Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (Child Neurology)


    SUNY at Stony Brook Health Science Center, Stony Brook, NY (Multiple Sclerosis)


    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (Epilepsy)