William Arnold

William Arnold, MD

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About Me

I am a physiatrist, or a specialist trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation, with subspecialty in neuromuscular medicine. I work with patients who are dealing with disorders that affect their muscles, peripheral nerves, motor neurons or neuromuscular junctions.

As a clinician, I help my patients by providing them with a precise diagnosis, followed by cutting-edge treatments. In addition, I give my patients access to clinical trials for new and innovative therapies. As a scientist, I am interested in understanding and reducing the effects of genetic neuromuscular disorders and aging on the neuromuscular system.

I feel that my dual training in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neuromuscular medicine gives me a unique perspective to help treat my patients. It helps me understand the impact on the body and design the best treatment plan. My primary goal is to reduce the burden that diseases have on patients and maximize the function of the neuromuscular system.

I truly enjoy Ohio State’s collaborative environment. There’s a strong sense of teamwork among the clinicians and scientists on our neuromuscular team. This allows scientific discoveries to effectively translate to clinical treatments.

In my free time, I enjoy training for ultramarathons, triathlons and other endurance sports. I am currently training for the Burning River 100 mile run.

Highlights

  • National Institutes of Health-funded Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program Fellowship, 2013-2016
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Myelitis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
  • Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic
  • Paraparesis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood
  • Subacute Combined Degeneration
  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
  • Refsum Disease
  • Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Myokymia
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Bryophyta
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type VII
  • Distal Myopathies
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Myopathy, Central Core
  • Orbital Myositis
  • Myotonic Disorders
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
  • Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
  • Botulism
  • Myasthenia Gravis, Neonatal
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathies
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis
  • Neuritis, Autoimmune, Experimental
  • Pain Insensitivity, Congenital
  • Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral
  • Sarcoglycanopathies
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Polyneuropathies
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Tangier Disease
  • Accessory Nerve Injuries
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injuries
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Vagus Nerve Injuries
  • Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Spastic Paraplegia, Hereditary
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • MELAS Syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Machado-Joseph Disease
  • Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Amyloid Neuropathies
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Muscle Hypotonia
  • Sarcopenia
  • Spasm
  • Isaacs Syndrome
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type V
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Oculopharyngeal
  • Myopathies, Nemaline
  • Myositis, Inclusion Body
  • Pyomyositis
  • Paralysis, Hyperkalemic Periodic
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Sciatic Neuropathy
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Cervical Rib Syndrome
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Abducens Nerve Injury
  • Glossopharyngeal Nerve Injuries
  • Olfactory Nerve Injuries
  • Trochlear Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxias
  • Myositis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Primary Dysautonomias
  • Pure Autonomic Failure
  • Spinocerebellar Degenerations
  • Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
  • Bulbo-Spinal Atrophy, X-Linked
  • Alstrom Syndrome
  • Dysautonomia, Familial
  • Myotonia Congenita
  • Bulbar Palsy, Progressive
  • Muscle Cramp
  • Myotonia
  • Pseudobulbar Palsy
  • Glycogen Phosphorylase, Muscle Form
  • Muscle Development
  • Muscular Dystrophies, Limb-Girdle
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Paralyses, Familial Periodic
  • Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
  • Myasthenia Gravis, Autoimmune, Experimental
  • Sciatica
  • Ulnar Neuropathies
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Neuritis
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries
  • Oculomotor Nerve Injuries
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injuries
  • Lingual Nerve Injuries
  • Neuromuscular Manifestations
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Atrophy

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
5/8/2004

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Louisville Frazier Rehab
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008

Fellowship

Neuromuscular Disease
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

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Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
7/1/2009

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Subspecialty: Neuromuscular)
10/1/2011

My Department

Neurology

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Arnold has reported no relationships with companies or entities.