School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

About the CMT Clinic

Wayne State University Inherited Neuropathy Clinic  (also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)

The CMT Clinic at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, is interested in seeing people with all types of inherited neuropathies. In addition to providing quality clinical care, we are also involved with clinical research studies to learn more about the natural history and progression of patients with CMT and related conditions. This project - the only clinical study of its kind for CMT - is important since finding therapies for CMT will depend on understanding the timing and rate of progression of this disease.

Our interest in inherited neuropathies is not limited to either patient care or clinical research.  The physicians involved all maintain basic science laboratories that are looking at developing gene therapy approaches for the treatment of CMT. These studies are ongoing, although this approach is not ready for use in patients at this time. Our laboratory investigations are funded by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the National Institutes of Health.