I am a Clinician-researcher, board-certified in Adult Neurology with fellowship certification in EMG/Neuromuscular disorders, and a Masters in Clinical Research Trial Design and Statistical Analysis. I am the Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinics at the University of Michigan. In my clinics, I treat children and adults with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), etc. I also treat patients with inflammatory neuropathies and neuromuscular manifestations of cancer.
I have been fortunate to have great mentors throughout my career, who have placed me in positions to lead and succeed. I completed my medical training at the University of Texas-Houston, my Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, my Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology-EMG at Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Science in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan. My first faculty position was at Wayne State University. In my 4 years there, I received an NIH Career Development Award (K23) and became the Electromyography Fellowship Director, Co-Director of the Adult Muscular Dystrophy clinic, and Co-Director of the Neuromuscular program.
I currently direct the University of Michigan’s Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Multidisciplinary clinics. The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) has recognized our CMT clinic as one of 10 Centers of Excellence in clinical and research care in the United States. I am a proud member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum (class of 2015), and the Women’s Issues in Neurology Section at the American Academy of Neurology.
At the University of Michigan, my patient-centered research in genetic neuromuscular disorders is currently funded by grants from the NIH and the MDA. I am passionate about improving the quality of life of my patients with neuromuscular disease.
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