Robert Fallis, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Robert Fallis is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. Fallis previously practiced general neurology in Nashville with an emphasis on the care of patients with multiple sclerosis and other immunologic diseases. He recently returned to the Nashville area to join the general neurology faculty at VUMC and will care for patients at the Vanderbilt Clinic in Nashville and at the Vanderbilt Wilson County Clinic in Lebanon. His primary interests include general neurology, headache, and immune mediated neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Fallis completed his undergraduate education at the University of California at San Diego and then received a Master of Science degree from the University of Chicago.  He received his MD degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his neurology residency training at the University of Southern California. He was awarded a National Multiple Sclerosis Society fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He then served as Senior Staff Fellow with the Neuroimmunology Branch at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  He is board certified in Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. 

Dr. Fallis established and directed an MS treatment clinic in Lexington, KY and later established and directed the first Comprehensive MS Treatment Center in Nashville, TN. He has participated in numerous clinical trials to develop new and novel treatments for various diseases and has authored many peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Fallis has lectured on multiple sclerosis locally as well as nationally. During his recent tenure at The Ohio State University, he   taught medical students, nurse practitioners, residents, and neuroimmunology fellows. Dr. Fallis has served with the National MS Society both nationally and locally and has received community service awards for his work with multiple sclerosis. In addition to MS, Dr. Fallis has diagnosed and treated a myriad of other neurological symptoms and diseases throughout his career.  He has had years of experience treating general neurology patients and gains great satisfaction helping his patients optimize their health.