Our Leaders

KisselJohn

John Kissel, MD

Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Chair, Department of Neurology; Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neuroscience

I am a professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience, where I hold the Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Chair. I serve as Director of Division of Neuromuscular Disorders. My interests include motor neuron disease, facioscapulohumerol muscular dystrophy, and clinical trials in the various muscular dystrophies and inflammatory myopathies.

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MiriamFreimer

Miriam Freimer, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, EMG Laboratory

I have been on the staff at Ohio State since 1992 in the Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, where I serve as director of the Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory and co-director of the Myasthenia Gravis Clinic. I am board certified in neurology with an added qualification in neurophysiology. I have participated in a wide range of clinical trials in the area of neuromuscular diseases.

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Our Doctors

Our Advanced Practice Providers

RoggenbuckJennifer

Jennifer Roggenbuck, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor; Assistant Professor in the Division of Genetics (Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Neurology)

I specialize in the genetic evaluation of neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophies, hereditary neuropathies and motor neuron diseases. I work to bring genetic testing technology to patient care for noninvasive genetic diagnosis, risk assessment and genetic counseling. My research interests include the genetic basis and genetic counseling for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

WallCheryl

Cheryl Wall, RN, MS, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

I work in cooperation with all Neuromuscular attending physicians to provide opportunities to participate in research, continuity and quality care for individuals with myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular junction defects, dermatomyositis, ALS, IBM, muscular dystrophies, myotonia, peripheral neuropathy (both acquired and inherited) and others.


Clinical Interests: ALS, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy

PeecookErica

Erica Wright, MSW, LISW

Social Worker

I received my Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. Since 2009, I have worked in the Columbus community, and have experience with case management, psychosocial assessments, community resources, caregiver issues and knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid.


Clinical Interests: ALS, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy

Our Researchers

ArnoldDavid

David Arnold, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

David Arnold, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. His research interests include the full spectrum of neuromuscular disorders, functional and rehabilitation aspects of neuromuscular disorders and less commonly used neurophysiological techniques such as single fiber EMG and quantitative EMG.

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MiriamFreimer

Miriam Freimer, MD

Director, EMG Laboratory; Co-director, Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

I am an associate professor in the Department of Neurology. My research is focused on neuromuscular diseases including myasthenia gravis (MG), chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (CIDP), dermatomyositis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), iodiopathic painful neuropathies and hereditary neuropathies.

 

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KisselJohn

John Kissel, MD

Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Chair, Department of Neurology; Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neuroscience

John Kissel, MD, is a professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Canter, where he holds the Gilbert and Kathryn Mitchell Chair. Dr. Kissel has been on the staff at The Ohio State University since 1985. His research interests include peripheral nerve, muscle and anterior horn cell disorders (including spinal muscular atrophy); facioscapulohumerol muscular dystrophy; various muscular dystrophies and inflammatory myopathies; inflammatory neuropathies; myasthenia gravis.

KolbStephen

Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry

Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology as well as the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Dr. Kolb's research is devoted to the understanding of molecular pathways that, when altered, result in diseases of the motor neuron. He is particularly interested in alterations in RNA metabolism that result in neurological diseases.

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QuickAdam

Adam Quick, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Adam Quick, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. He received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Vermont. Dr. Quick is involved in an ongoing study examining MRI correlates of motor and cognitive dysfunction in patients with ALS.  

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Staff

Our leaders

Staff

Amy Bartlett, BA, CCRC

NeuroNEXT Clinical Research Manager

Amy.Bartlett@osumc.edu

614-366-9050

Donna Oakes

Medical Administrative Assistant

Donna.Oakes@osumc.edu

Filiz Muharrem

Clinical Research Coordinator

Filiz.Muharrem@osumc.edu

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