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Francois Bethoux, MD

216.444.8600

Francois Bethoux, MD
Department: Mellen Center
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
DeskDesk:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.6259
Francois Bethoux, MD
Department: Neurology
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code U10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8600
DeskDesk:216.444.8600
WorkFax:216.445.6259
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Francois Bethoux, MD, serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center. He was born in 1964 in Paris, France. He completed his medical studies and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Lyon, France. After moving to the United States to complete a Neuroimmunology fellowship at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research (affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation), he remained on staff and today serves as the Director of Rehabilitation Services. 

Dr. Bethoux's research interests include outcomes measurements in both general and multiple sclerosis (MS)-specific neurorehabilitation, gait analysis and evaluation of symptomatic therapies and rehabilitative interventions for spasticity in MS and other disorders of the central nervous system.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuroimmunology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000
Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Research Fellow-Funct. Elect.
Cleveland, OH USA
1995
Graduate - University of Burgundy
Diploma of Special Studies in
Dijon, France France
1994
Residency - University Hospitals of Saint Etienne
PM & R
France
1994
Internship - University Hospitals of Lyon
Internal Medicine
69002 Lyon, France
1990
Medical School - Alexis Carrel Medical School
Lyon, France France
1988

Certifications

  • German Board of Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

neuro-rehabilitation, spasticity management

Awards & Honors

  • Principal Investigator, “Efficacy Of  A Hip  Flexion Assist Orthosis In Ambulatory Multiple Sclerosis Patients,” National Multiple Sclerosis Society grant, 2010-2012
  • Principal Investigator, “Randomized, controlled trial of rehabilitation following acute relapses of MS,” study funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2000-2003

           

Innovations & Patents

  • Participated in the design and testing of a new leg brace (hip flexion assist orthosis) in patients with multiple sclerosis. A pilot study of the brace was funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The results of the study were accepted for publication in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Patients with hip flexor weakness using the brace have experienced significant improvement of walking performance and leg strength.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • French Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation in MS Society

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/3/2014, Dr. Bethoux has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bethoux receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Medscape

Royalty Payments. Dr. Bethoux receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Biogen Idec, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Bethoux may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Biogen Idec, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French