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Brigham and Women's Hospital

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To make an appointment in Brigham & Women's Neuromuscular Clinic please contact:

Darlene Young
Clinic secretary
Office: 617-732-8046

For information regarding various neuromuscular clinical trials please contact:

Kristen Whiteside
Office: 617-525-6763

Current Studies:

5302: Episodic Ataxia Syndrome: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation and Longitudinal Study

5303: Non-dystrophic Myotonias: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation and Longitudinal Study


About Us:

The Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital comprises over 250 professionals organized into a multi-divisional structure. The clinical divisions are: Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG; Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases; Multiple Sclerosis and Nero-immunology; Epilepsy, Sleep and EEG; Nero-oncology; Headache; Nero-ophthalmology; General Neurology; Movement Disorders; Emergency and Critical Care Neurology; and Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. In addition the Department of Neurology has a large basic neuroscience research program occupying approximately 30,000 square feet of wet laboratory space. In 2004 it was funded with approximately $30,000,000 in total costs derived from grants from government agencies and foundations. The major areas of basic research are neuromuscular disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, neurosurgeon, cancer neurology, behavioral neurology, and Parkinson disease. There is also a translational and clinical research program aimed at bringing discoveries from the basic laboratories to bear on human neurological diseases.

The Department of Neurology has one Professor Emeritus, 7 Professors, 16 Associate Professors, 14 Assistant Professors, and 53 Instructors, all appointed at Harvard Medical School. The Partners Neurology Residency Training Program encompasses Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital as founding departments with smaller rotations at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital. The residency accepts 13 trainees per year for a three-year program that is widely regarded as the most sought program in the country. There is also an ACGME-approved fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology with specific tracks dedicated for focus on EMG/Neuromuscular Disease and EEG/Epilepsy.

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