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A collaboration between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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. Services include:

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic Advocacy
  • We help patients and families cope with the chronic effects of SMA. We care for infants, children and adults.
  • We help families identify services available to patients with SMA.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic Education
  • We provide clinical teaching to medical students, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
  • We teach pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and neurologists at local and national conferences.
  • We provide education and educational materials for patients and their families.
Clinical Research Program
  • The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic, along with the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, is involved in clinical trials for children and adults with SMA. Our Clinical Research Unit is the only center in the world that has carried out clinical trials in all three major forms of the disease. Several trials are ongoing and additional trials are in the planning stages.We also participate in the Families of SMA-sponsored “Project Cure SMA,” an international consortium of medical centers performing clinical trials in SMA.
Translational Research Program
  • Translational research is the soul of the SMA Clinic. The program uses knowledge gained from research and preclinical trials to develop effective therapies for patients with SMA. The SMA Translational Research Program is a joint venture of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, selected academic medical centers, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
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Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Our Location

The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic is located at Nationwide Children's Hospital in downtown Columbus.

Nationwide Children's Hospital 700 Children's Drive Columbus, OH 43205

Recommended Parking

Self-parking is available in one of four visitor parking areas for a minimal fee. Valet parking also is available at the main entrance. Learn about parking options and remain informed about construction at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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