Our academic mission is to seek ways to advance our understanding of the cause and treatment of disorders of mobility through research and to educate new physicians in the discipline of treating patients with mobility disorders.
We were the first - and currently, the only - academic center offering an ACGME accredited fellowship in clinical neuromuscular disease.
We are involved in several research projects involving ALS, peripheral nerve injury, peripheral neuropathy, diseases of muscle (such as glycogen storage disease) and, in conjunction with the Department of Rheumatology, inflammatory myopathies (such as inclusion body myositis, polymyositis, and muscular dystrophy). Our multi-disciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic, held at the Weill Cornell campus, is also one of the few MDA/ALS designated research centers in the country caring for patients with ALS. Our MDA program also provides care for patients with all forms of muscular dystrophy (including FSH Dystrophy [FSHD], Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy [LGMD], Duchenne Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy [SMA], and metabolic myopathies).
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