The Division of Neuromuscular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest centers for neuromuscular disorders in the United States.

Our nine board certified, fellowship-trained neuromuscular subspecialists see all major categories of neuromuscular disorders and welcome those with the rarest, most complicated and difficult-to-diagnose problems. Some signs of a neuromuscular disorder include muscle weakness, muscle loss, or balance issues.

Our entire team of neuromuscular disorder experts and support personnel will develop a personalized care plan for you and support you and your entire family during your illness.

Why choose Ohio State for treatment for neuromuscular disorders?

We have:

  • Board certified physicians who not only have specialized training in neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathy and myasthenia gravis, but who further subspecialize in even more rare and uncommon neuromuscular disorders
  • Specialized physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies designed exclusively for people with neuromuscular disorders
  • An Assistive Technology Center providing you with resources, equipment and electronic aids, such as wheelchairs and computer devices
  • The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic is a joint program between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We provide comprehensive care for patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common form of motor neuron disease, and their families.
  • Through our world-class neuromuscular disease research center, you have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research and clinical trials

Learn more about brain and spine neurological conditions at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Our specialty clinics manage neuromuscular disorders

Another area that sets Ohio State apart is our specialty clinics that care specifically for the unique needs of people with neuromuscular disorders.

These programs offer you a strong support network, while improving outcomes.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)/Motor Neuron Disease Multidisciplinary Clinic and Research Program – This clinic provides you with the highly specialized care you need – on the same day, from our expert team that’s led by a physician-scientist with assistance from neuromuscular neurologists, nurse practitioners, a registered nurse, a physical therapist, a respiratory therapist, a genetics counselor, a social worker, a dietitian, a speech and language pathologist and a clinical research coordinator. We connect you to the critical research efforts that are happening in our laboratories and throughout the world.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic – As a member of the MDA Care Center Network, we provide you care from a team of expert clinicians, in the same day during this clinic. We also offer access to newly approved therapies and innovative research studies.
  • Myasthenia Gravis Clinic – This clinic team includes three neurologists, a nurse, a respiratory therapist, a dietitian and a pharmacist, and we work closely with a social worker, physical and speech therapists and a genetics counselor. With this stellar team behind your care, you’re assured to receive the best care in the most compassionate way. You’ll also have access to national and international research trials that help us develop new and innovative approaches to myasthenia gravis and other disorders of the neuromuscular junction.
  • Myositis Clinic – People with autoimmune inflammatory muscle diseases, like myositis, receive care from a large team of health care providers, access the latest treatments and participate in clinical trials as part of this clinic. In addition to working with a neurologist and rehabilitation specialists, you’ll also see dermatologists, pulmonologists and other related clinicians as part of this program.

A referral may be required to be seen at these clinics. Talk to your doctor about how to get started.



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