Multiple Sclerosis Center, Center for Neuromuscular Disorders

KisselJohnChair, Department of Neurology
Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Co-Director, Neurology Infusion Suite
Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

College of Medicine
Department of Neurology

395 W. 12th Ave., 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Appointment Phone: 614-293-4969
Fax: 614-293-6111

Research Interests: 

  • 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

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Background: Dr. Kissel has been on the staff at The Ohio State University since 1985 and was interim department chair from 2004 to 2006. He is the co-author of a popular textbook of peripheral nerve disease, Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders, and has written chapters for many of the standard neuromuscular textbooks. He is the immediate past-president of the Neuromuscular Section, former member of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association. He serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Medical Advisory Board for the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Foundation and the International Coordinating Committee for SMA.

Education: MD, Northwestern University

Residencies: Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University + Washington University

Fellowship: Clinical Neuromuscular + two years of research, The Ohio State University

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