• Loren Rolak MD

  • Emeritus Researcher

    • Clinical Research Center
    • 1000 North Oak Avenue 4F3 Marshfield, WI 54449


Residency, Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Internship, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Graduate School, Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
BA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Work Experience

2017 to Present:
Emeritus Researcher - Clinical Research Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, a division of Marshfield Clinic, Inc., Marshfield, WI
2004 to Present:
Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2002 to Present:
Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1994 to 2017:
Department of Neurosciences, Marshfield Clinic, Inc., Marshfield, WI
1994 to 2017:
Staff Neurologist, Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, WI
1990 to 1994:
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1989 to 1994:
Assistant Chief of Neurology, Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
1982 to 1990:
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

2003 to Present:
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (for Neurology) (1984), Recertified LIFETIME

Professional Societies

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Wisconsin Medical Society

Select Publications

  • Rokey R, Rolak LA, Harati Y, Kutka N, Verani MS. (1984 July). Coronary artery disease in patients with cerebrovascular disease: a prospective study. Ann Neurol. 16(1):50-53.
    PubMed ID: 6465861
  • Niakan E, Harati Y, Rolak LA, Comstock JP, Rokey R. (1986 November). Silent myocardial infarction and diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy. Arch Intern Med. 146(11):2229-2230.
    PubMed ID: 3778054
  • Rolak LA, Rokey R. (1986 January). Magnetic resonance imaging in moyamoya disease. J Child Neurol. 1(1):67-70.
    PubMed ID: 3598112
  • Rokey R, Rolak LA, Vick GW. (1989 March). No pretending not to know. JAMA. 261(9):1276-1277.
    PubMed ID: 2915450
  • Rolak LA. (2003 January). Multiple sclerosis: it's not the disease you thought it was. Clin Med Res. 1(1):57-60.
    PubMed ID: 15931287
  • Rolak LA. (2003 January). MS: the basic facts. Clin Med Res. 1(1):61-62.
    PubMed ID: 15931288
  • Rolak LA. (2004 April). Defining the role of intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of central nervous system diseases. Adv Immunother. 11(1):3-7.
  • Evans RW, Rolak LA. (2004 June). The Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Headache. 44(6):624-625.
    PubMed ID: 15186310
  • Wehman-Tubbs KR, Yale SH, Rolak LA. (2005 February). Insight into multiple sclerosis. Clin Med Res. 3(1):41-44.
    PubMed ID: 15962022
  • Yale SH, Vasudeva SS, Mazza JJ, Rolak LA, Arrowood J, Stichert S, Stratman EJ. (2005 March). Disorders of flushing. Compr Ther. 31(1):59-71.
    PubMed ID: 15793325
  • Rolak LA, Rokey R. (2005 April). More about Fildes (letter). Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 68(1):53-54.
    PubMed ID: 15792088
  • Sansone JM, Gatzke AM., Aslinia FM, Rolak LA, Yale SH. (2006 April). Jules Tinel (1879-1952) and Paul Hoffmann (1884-1962). Clin Med Res. 4(1):85-89.
  • Cohen GL, Rolak LA. (2006 March). Thomas Jefferson's headaches: were they migraines? Headache. 46(3):492-497.
    PubMed ID: 16618268
  • Rolak LA, Fleming JO. (2007 March). The differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Neurologist. 13(2):57-72.
    PubMed ID: 17351525
  • Bejaoui K, Rolak LA. (2010 March). What is the risk of permanent disability from a multiple sclerosis relapse? NEUROLOGY. 74(11):900-2.
    PubMed ID: 20231665