Since 1995, the Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd has worked with researchers at Harvard Medical School and Emory University to test new MS compounds, investigate new drug therapies and search for a genetic marker for immune activity in people undergoing various MS therapies.
Dr. Thrower serves as the Medical Director of the MS Institute at Shepherd Center. He previously served as the Medical Director of the Holy Family Multiple Sclerosis Institute in Spokane, WA. In Spokane he was the Chair of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the NMSS. In 2000, he was awarded the Norm Cohn Hope Chest Award by the National MS Society, recognizing his work with the MS community.
In 2005, he was the first physician inductee into the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame. Dr. Thrower is a clinical instructor of neurology at Emory University and participates actively in clinical research.
He serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society and has served on the board for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Institutes.
Combining his professional interests with his love of motorcycles he founded the non-profit organization HAMS, Hogs Against MS. His wife, Karen, is a pediatrician. They have three children, Stephanie, Nathan and Sam.