Vincent F. Macaluso MD
Vincent F. Macaluso is a neurologist practicing in New Hyde Park, NY. After graduating from Cornell University with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior, he attended Georgetown University School of Medicine for his medical undergraduate work. Between first and second years of medical school he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Also during his time there, he became editor of the medical school’s newspaper, The Scope. He wrote a monthly humor column called “From Under the Editor’s Desk”. He remained at Georgetown University Medical Center for his residency in neurology.
He returned to New York and became the director of Neurology at St. Vincent’s Hospital on Staten Island. He then was appointed director of the Stroke Unit at Flushing Hospital in Queens, NY.
In 2004 he went out on his own and opened his own adult neurology practice specializing in multiple sclerosis. He is on the Biogen National Faculty and has hosted over 300 patient education programs about multiple sclerosis throughout the country. He has hosted two DVDs about multiple sclerosis medications. He is on the scientific advisory board for the Accelerated Cure Project which is a national organization dedicated to finding the cause of MS.
He lives in Douglaston, NY with his wonderful wife Lauren Macaluso who trained as a pediatrician and now exclusively practices Breastfeeding Medicine. The Macaluso’s have two children, Abigail and Vincent.
He takes Tysabri to slow down his MS and runs a couple of miles every other day to stay in shape so he can keep up with his wife and kids.
His new book, Multiple Sclerosis From Both Sides of the Desk, will be on sale soon at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Book signings are currently being arranged. Stay turned for more information over the next several weeks.
Lauren Macaluso MD FAAP FABM IBCLC
Dr. Lauren Macaluso is a physician with a private medical specialty practice exclusively dedicated to mothers who are breastfeeding their babies. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, she attended Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. After attaining her medical degree she completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Her special interest in breastfeeding started after nursing her own two children for over a year while working part-time as a general pediatrician at a teaching hospital. She then became an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and served as director of the newborn nursery rotation at Flushing Hospital Medical Center until August 2006. She now has privileges at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and LIJ Schneider Children’s Hospital. She currently is the American Academy of Pediatrics New York Chapter 2 Co-Breastfeeding Coordinator.