Faculty Bio

Francois Bethoux, MD Francois Bethoux, MD
Director, Mellen Center Rehabilitation Services
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Bethoux is currently director of rehabilitation services at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He also pursues teaching activities, and is the quality officer for the Mellen Center for MS.

Dr. Bethoux received his medical degree from Claude Bernard University, in Lyon France, and a Doctorate in Life Sciences from Jean Monnet University in Saint Etienne, France. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in France. He also completed a research fellowship in the Functional Electrical Stimulation Center at MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a clinical neuroimmunology fellowship at the Mellen Center.

Dr. Bethoux is a principal or co-investigator in a number of research studies in the area of multiple sclerosis rehabilitation, ambulation, and spasticity management. Dr. Bethoux has spoken both nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Bethoux's work has been published in many peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr Bethoux also authored several book chapters and co-edited a book on outcome measures for rehabilitation.

Dr. Bethoux has contributed to several expert panels. He currently chairs the Research Interest Group on symptom management of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and of the International Society for Quality of Life Research.

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