Our Board

The NIDS Medical Board

Michael Goldberg, M.D.
Pediatrician, Teaching staff Cedars-Sinai / UCLA Medical Centers President – Neuro-Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (NIDS) Research Institute Scientific Board

Dr. Goldberg pioneered the use of neuro-immune agents to treat children diagnosed with autism, attention deficit, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other similar diseases. In his 20 years of treating patients, many have shown dramatic improvement to the point that the symptoms for which they first sought medical treatment have been significantly reduced or have disappeared. Dr. Goldberg is an expert in NIDS, the NIDS-RI protocol and the successful treatment of children with NIDS.

Nancy Klimas, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Psychology, Microbiology and Immunology/University of Miami School of Medicine and the Miami VA Medical Center.
Dr. Klimas is a clinical immunologist whose work in associating the degree of immune activation with severity of cognitive dysfunction has led to the study of potential mechanisms relative to these findings. These observations are being translated into clinical trials that will aid in finding treatments for symptoms of cognitive dysfunction through immune-based therapies.

Ismael Mena, M.D.
Professor Emeritus/University of California – Los Angeles/Director of Nuclear Medicine/Las Condes Clinic – Santiago, Chili

A professor of radiology services at UCLA for more than 20 years, Dr. Mena has published a host of articles related to neuro-imaging in both autism and chronic fatigue syndrome. Long considered a leader in this field, he possesses one of the most comprehensive pediatric NeuroSPECT scan databases, with controls, in the world. This scan is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of neuro-immune disorders.