A Team of Professionals with a Singular Focus: Your Wellbeing
At the Boster Center, we’ve assembled a care team of healthcare professionals who are committed to providing comprehensive care with the highest level of integrity.
Get to know us
Our treatment strategy involves a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach where we place the patient at the center of all of our decisions. Beyond making your MS boring, we help manage chronic symptoms to help you live your best life. Options extend beyond multiple sclerosis to include headache pain management, infusion therapy, counseling on the use of vitamins and dietary supplements, and healthful lifestyle changes to relieve symptom discomfort and improve treatment outcomes. Our team of medical professionals is here for you.
Aaron Boster, MD
President, MS Specialist
Dr. Boster is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in Multiple Sclerosis and related central nervous system inflammatory disorders. He decided to become a multiple sclerosis doctor at age 12, as he watched his uncle Mark suffer from the disease in an era before MS treatment was available.
Dr. Boster grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and attended undergraduate school at Oberlin College. He earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine and Residency in Neurology internship at the University of Michigan. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Neuroimmunology at Wayne State University.
Dr. Boster participates in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. He is currently licensed to practice in Ohio, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, and West Virginia. He is pending licensure in Texas. All new patients are required to have their first appointment in person at The Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Boster has been intimately involved in the care of people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis; He has been a principal investigator in numerous Clinical Trials, trained numerous Multiple Sclerosis Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, and published extensively in medical journals. He lectures to MS patients and providers worldwide with a mission to EDUCATE, ENERGIZE and EMPOWER people impacted by multiple sclerosis.
He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his son Maxwell.
Specialties & Qualifications
- Specialties: Multiple Sclerosis, Clinical Research, Collaborative MS Care
Education & Medical Training
- Neuroimmunology Fellowship
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 2006-2008
- Neurology Residency
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2003-2006
- Medical Internship
Michigan State University, 2003
- Doctor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 1998-2002
Certification & Licensure
- Boards Neurology
Honors & Awards
- Clinician Champion of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2019
- Columbus CEO, Healthcare Achievement Award, Practitioner of the year 2019
- Distinguished Educator, Riverside Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, 2018
- Top Doctors, Neurology, Columbus Monthly Magazine, 2017-present
- John F. Kurtzke MD Memorial Lecture, Key Note CMSC, New Orleans, 2017
- Hall of Fame Inductee, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna Ohio 2015
- Residency Mentorship Award, OSU College of Medicine, 2014
- Teacher of the Year, Neurology, OSU College of Medicine, 2013
- Kung Fu Award, OSU Neurology Residency Program 2010
- Fellowship Award, Partners Multiple Sclerosis Program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital 2006-2008
- Bronze Beeper Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, University of Michigan, 2006
- Physician in Training Travel Grant, ECTRIMS committee, 2004
- Bronze Beeper Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, University of Michigan, 2003
- BA with Highest Honors, Neuroscience, Oberlin College, 1998
- Stetson-Heiser Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Oberlin College, 1998
- Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Oberlin College, 1998
- Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College, 1998
Valerie Gregory, APRN-CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Valerie Gregory has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry and specializes in the care of oncology patients as well as those with neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In addition to her work with The Boster Center for MS, Valerie has been on the care teams at Great Lakes Practitioners, LLC, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center-Dodd Hall. As a CNP, she is trained to diagnose and manage self-limiting and chronic conditions while emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. In the course of her work, she is called upon to order, conduct and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescribe pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological therapies; teach and counsel patients and colleagues.
Valerie has known since she was a young girl that she wanted to be a nurse who helps others through their most difficult times. As a nurse practitioner, she is able to care for her patients throughout their entire lifespans. In her own words, she “cannot think of anything more rewarding or satisfying.” Valerie enjoys traveling to new places, spending time outdoors, trying out new restaurants and going to concerts.
Specialties & Qualifications
- Specialities: Neurological Disorders, Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Oncology
Education & Medical Training
- Master of Science, Nursing APRN-CNP
The Ohio State University, 2018
- Bachelor of Science, Nursing
The Ohio State University, 2009
- Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
Shawnee State University, 2004
Certifications & Licensure
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner - AANP
- DEA Certification
- Certified Nurse Practitioner License
State of Ohio 2018
- Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)
- Registered Nurse License
State of Ohio 2004
- CPR Certified, Basic Life Support
Chief Operating Officer
Boster Center Chief Operating Officer, Heather Hamilton, holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University, and is a certified registered nurse of infusion. She knew from an early age that she wanted to provide care to patients and chose nursing to pursue that end. She grew even more appreciative of her health care experience when she helped an immediate family member navigate through multiple sclerosis treatment. Heather enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends, swimming, biking and softball.
Chief Financial Officer
Clinical Research Manager
The Boster Center’s Clinical Research Manager, Erin Woodburn, has been involved in research for over 20 years. She started in neurology with Dr. Boster in 2012. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Administration. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family. During football season, they love to watch OSU and Pittsburgh Steelers games.
Infusion / Refresh Ohio Manager
Ashley Wattenbarger is the Boster Center’s Procedure Specialist. A licensed practical nurse, Ashley came to the Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis after working with patients who had suffered spinal cord and brain injuries. She enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.
Clinic Coordinator / Infusion Nurse
“I have always had a passion for caring for people as well as making a positive impact in their lives,” says Allie Gray, The Boster Center’s RN Clinic Coordinator and an infusion nurse. Allie, who holds an Associate of Science in Nursing from Fortis College, enjoys travel, reading, and being with family and her four dogs.
Certified Medical Assistant
Amber Love always knew she wanted to help and take care of people, which led her to becoming a certified medical assistant after college, and joining the team of professionals at the Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the work she enjoys at the Boster Center, she also likes spending time with her family, reading, shopping and seeking out new adventures.
Jamie Eichensehr is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. That passion led her to become an Infusion Nurse at the Boster Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Jamie was educated at Columbus Community College and Ohio University. In her leisure time, she enjoys drawing, painting, reading, and hanging out with her family.
Shea Golonka’s desire to work in a field where she felt she was making a difference brought her to The Boster Center for MS as an Infusion Nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky. Shea enjoys doing yoga, riding her Peloton bike, and hanging out with her husband, two cats and her corgi, Louie.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Tosha Heineman began questioning the causes of particular diagnosis while visiting her mom, who was the manager in an alzheimer’s and dementia unit. It was this curiosity and her desire to help people that led Tosha to pursue a career in medicine, and to a clinical research coordinator position at the Boster Center. A certified medical assistant, Tosha likes attending baseball with her son and walking her English bulldogs.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Jake Lanning is a Clinical Research Coordinator at The Boster Center. He had long wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and studied at The Ohio State University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology. “Research was something that I found both interesting and important, and in the pursuit of that I found myself here at the Boster Center.” Jake enjoys watching the Buffalo Bills, playing hockey and spending time with friends.
Clinical Resource Nurse
Sr. Revenue Cycle Specialist
Elizabeth Taggart is a Sr. Revenue Cycle Specialist at The Boster Center. When she isn’t serving the administrative needs of the Boster Center, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, supporting and volunteering for and with military and police groups, and charities. “In a world of worriers, be a warrior!”
Sr. Revenue Cycle Specialist
“Helping people was always a passion of mine,” says Kristen Gonzales, a Sr. Revenue Cycle Specialist at The Boster Center. Everyday, she helps patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and get the treatment they need. Kristen’s healthcare training includes an Associate of Applied Science degree from Houston Community College’s Coleman Campus.
Amber Lombard is the Boster Center’s Credentialing Manager. She holds an Associate Degree in Medical Office Management. Amber entered medicine to help people and improve the lives of her family members and those with whom she works. In her free time Amber enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.
Revenue Cycle Specialist
Jennifer Kelson is a Revenue Cycle Specialist at The Boster Center. She is a licensed practical nurse and has always had the desire to help and take care of people. She enjoys cooking, football, music, puzzles, and playing with her kids and grandkids.
River Tam Boster
Clinic Dog / Good Girl
River Tam Boster leads the Boster Center’s Emotional Support team. She enjoys visiting patients and staff in the office and playing with her stuffed alligator, her most prized possession.
We Are Highly
An expert medical team of MS focused clinicians and researchers are ready to help you with the comprehensive patient care you need.
We Care About You
You’re not just another patient. You’re family and we treat you that way with care and compassion, along with expert clinical support and an abundance of hope.
We Are Here For You
When You Need Us
We understand MS flare ups can pose a challenge, so we’re prepared with critical diagnostic and therapeutic solutions when you need them most.
We Cut Out the
The bureaucracy that slows down care is gone. We eliminate extra steps and paperwork, so you can see the doctor faster and get the help you need right away.