Headshot of Dr. Ben W. Thrower, medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center

Ben W. Thrower M.D.

Medical Director, Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute

Ben Thrower, M.D., has been with Shepherd Center since 2001 and sees patients at the Andrew C. Carlos Multiple Sclerosis Institute.


  • Neurological disorders that originate from the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system.

Professional Summary

Education & Training

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Residency, Neurology, 1989-1992

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine, 1988-1989

University of Florida College of Medicine
Medical School, 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Neurology

GA State Medical License

    About Ben Thrower, M.D.

    Dr. Thrower is a neurologist and the Medical Director of the Andrew C. Carlos MS Institute at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended undergraduate college at Florida State University and medical school at the University of Florida. His neurology training was at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. Dr. Thrower is the Senior Medical Advisor for MS Focus and co-authored Navigating Life with MS for the American Academy of Neurology. He has been the principal investigator on over 80 clinical studies in MS. He is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership. He and his pediatrician wife, Karen, serve on the board of Comunidad Connect and provide medical care to underserved areas in rural Nicaragua. 

    Awards & Recognition

    • National MS Society's Norm Cohn Hope Chest Award (2000)
    • The first physician inductee into the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame (2005)

    Hear from Ben Thrower, M.D.

    Dr. Thrower shares what inspired him to get involved in neurology, his role within the MS Institute, and the care team's collaborative approach to treating and managing multiple sclerosis.