Yasushi Kisanuki, MD
- Associate Professor – Clinical
The Division of Neurogenetics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of people who have or are at risk of developing neurogenetic diseases. Most of these diseases are chronic and progressive disorders that typically require management over the patient’s life. We take a multidisciplinary approach in creating individualized treatment plans for patients with a range of neurogenetic conditions, including:
Physicians, genetic counselors, fellows, residents and medical students have opportunities to participate in research and clinical trials that often lead to breakthroughs. We offer a cooperative, supportive environment that values the contributions of all participants, including (and especially) patients.
The overarching goals for the Neurogenetic Division are to correctly diagnose each patient’s specific disorder and manage and mitigate their symptoms as we search for more effective treatments. Physicians and genetic counselors work with researchers to identify genetic risk factors and specific biomarkers to select the right medications and therapeutics for each patient, including (but not limited to) immunotherapy. Patients are often invited to participate in research and clinical trials that may help their condition and advance our work toward cures for all patients.