Mary R. Rensel, MD, FAAN, ABIHM

Mary R. Rensel, MD, FAAN, ABIHM is active in; clinical care, teaching and research here at the Cleveland Clinic (CC), in the surrounding region and nationally. Dr. Rensel has completed lectures and grand rounds regionally and nationally on various topics related to my specialty of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  She has given Institutional lectures to: Neurology residents, Neurology resident applicants and Pediatric Neuropsychology on various topics. She has been an Activity Director in the planning and execution of CME events at CC. Dr. Rensel has spoken on special interest topics related to MS such as Wellness and Complementary medicine, Pediatric MS and Women’s issues. She has completed the yearlong training for the Distinguished Educator Certificate at CCF in 2007 and was awarded outstanding preceptor for Medical students in 2019. She has worked with medical students, residents and fellows at the Mellen Center since 2006. They had our first Pediatric Demyelination fellow in 2014; she was involved with Drs. Jeff Cohen and Mani Moodley in proposing and structuring the Pediatric MS Fellowship at Mellen Center. She mentors learners of various levels from high school to fellows and support clinical learning and research projects.  She serves as a coach and mentor at Cleveland Clinic and is a mentor for the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Rensel is a PI on multiple clinical trials including treatment trials of Pediatric MS and Neuromyelitis Optica.


She is also involved with local, national and international organizations in various roles; she is a fellow of the AAN, AAN MS section group member and graduate and mentor of the AAN Advocacy program. She continues to use the skills that she learned such as media training and using social media to help educate the public about MS.  She was a clinical trial committee member of the International Pediatric MS study group and a member of the steering committee of the National Network of Pediatric MS Centers. Dr. Rensel also serves on multiple local and state boards.