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 University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. 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