Remembering Matthew Craner

Image of Matt Craner teaching at an MS Trust event

The MS Trust were saddened to learn that Matthew Craner passed away in early February. 

Matt was a consultant neurologist who worked within the Defence Medical Services and held the rank of Surgeon Commander with the Royal Navy.  During his PhD studies at Yale University, Matt developed a passion for MS research and neurodegeneration mechanisms.

When he returned to the UK, he continued his work within neurology and took up a consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital.  He recently took over as clinical lead of the MS Clinical Trials Unit with the aim of developing translational neuroprotective therapies. 

Matt was passionate about passing his knowledge onto a new generation of MS specialists and was a frequent speaker at both the MS Trust Conference and the Foundation Training module.

Paru Naik, Director of Services at the MS Trust commented:

There are many cohorts of MS nurses and therapists who owe their understanding of immunology to Matt’s immersive and interactive style. He was clearly devoted to education and improving MS services, and he had a real knack for teaching a complex topic with clarity and verve. He will be very much missed within the MS Trust and by the whole MS healthcare community.

A tribute page has been created to honour Matt. All gifts in memory of Matt will fund MS Trust education for specialist MS Nurses in line with the wishes of his family.