William Arnold

William Arnold, MD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

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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.
  • 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
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies
  • Spastic Paraplegia, Hereditary
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Facial Nerve Injuries
  • Myelitis
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Orthostatic Intolerance
  • MELAS Syndrome
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Poliomyelitis, Bulbar
  • Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Paraparesis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophies of Childhood
  • Machado-Joseph Disease
  • Subacute Combined Degeneration
  • Kearns-Sayre Syndrome
  • Ophthalmoplegia, Chronic Progressive External
  • Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Refsum Disease
  • Amyloid Neuropathies
  • Amyloid Neuropathies, Familial
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Fasciculation
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Muscle Hypotonia
  • Sarcopenia
  • Myokymia
  • Spasm
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Isaacs Syndrome
  • Bryophyta
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type V
  • Glycogen Storage Disease Type VII
  • Distal Myopathies
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Oculopharyngeal
  • Sarcoglycanopathies
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Emery-Dreifuss
  • Myopathies, Nemaline
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Neuropathies
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Sciatic Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Muscle Syndrome
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Cervical Rib Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis
  • Neuritis, Autoimmune, Experimental
  • Pain Insensitivity, Congenital
  • Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy
  • Myopathy, Central Core
  • Myositis, Inclusion Body
  • Orbital Myositis
  • Pyomyositis
  • Myotonic Disorders
  • Paralysis, Hyperkalemic Periodic
  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
  • Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
  • Botulism
  • Myasthenia Gravis, Neonatal
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Femoral Neuropathy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Polyneuropathies
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Polyradiculopathy
  • Tangier Disease
  • Abducens Nerve Injury
  • Accessory Nerve Injuries
  • Glossopharyngeal Nerve Injuries
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injuries
  • Olfactory Nerve Injuries
  • Optic Nerve Injuries
  • Trochlear Nerve Injuries
  • Vagus Nerve Injuries
  • Laryngeal Nerve Injuries
  • Recurrent Laryngeal 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

Education History

Medical School

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
8/14/2000 - 5/8/2004


University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005


University of Louisville Frazier Rehab, Louisville, KY

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Subspecialty: Neuromuscular)

Academic Information

My Department


Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Arnold has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Genentech
  • Physicians' Education Resource
  • Cadent