School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Mission/About

  • To provide compassionate and expert care of patients with disorders of the motor neuron, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction and muscle. These disorders include:
    • Peripheral Neuropathies
      • Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease and other Inherited Neuropathies
      • Guillain Barré Syndrome
      • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and other immune mediated neuropathies
      • Diabetic Neuropathy
      • Neuropathies of undetermined cause
    • Motor Neuron Diseases
      • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    • Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
      • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
    • Muscle Disorders and Pathology
      • Muscular Dystrophies
      • Congenital Myopathies
      • Channelopathies
      • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Inclusion Body Myositis
  • To be actively involved in clinical and basic science research that will improve our knowledge of the neuromuscular disorders and lead to new treatments for patients.
  • To utilize the knowledge gained from research in the care of our patients
  • To work with local, national and international physicians, scientists and patient organizations to improve the lives of people with neuromuscular disorders.
  • To educate medical students, residents, fellows and scientists in the workings of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular disorders.