Center for Neuromuscular Disease
The Neuromuscular Disease Program has an active in-patient and out-patient service in clinical neuromuscular disease. The clinical neurophysiology/electromyography laboratory at UMMS performs numerous studies yearly. Additional studies are performed at the affiliated laboratories at the Baltimore VA and Kernan Rehabilitation Hospital. Muscle and nerve biopsies are processed in the Neuropathology Laboratory and discussed in a neuromuscular conference. Special lecture series include neuromuscular pathology and electrophysiology.
Research interests include
- Immunologic disorders of the neuromuscular junction and peripheral nerve
- In vitro studies of neuromuscular development
- Neurochemical studies of neuromuscular interactions
- The role of complement and other inflammatory mediators on Schwann cell biology
- The regulation of myelin gene expression
- The interaction of dystrophin with muscle proteins
Clinical research studies also continue to study Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic demyelinating neuropathies, diabetic polyneuropathies, nerve repair following traumatic injury, ALS and myasthenia gravis.
To make an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 1-800-492-5538.
- Janine L. Good, MD
- Charlene E. Hafer-Macko, MD
- Richard F. Mayer, MD
- Neil C. Porter, MD
- James Russell, MBBS, MS
- Lindsay Zilliox
Office Contact Information
110 South Paca Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-1642
Fax: (410) 328-8981