Department of Neurology

Neuromuscular Diseases

Neuromuscular diseases encompass several conditions that affect the peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, motor neurons, and muscle. Specialists in the Neuromuscular Diseases Division provide diagnoses and treatment of both adult and pediatric patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy neuropathy (CIDP), other peripheral neuropathies, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, myotonic disorders, among other neuromuscular conditions. The clinics are housed at both the UW Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Members of the division are also engaged in clinical research related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, idiopathic painful neuropathies, familial amyloidotic neuropathy, CIDP, myasthenia gravis, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy, and limb girdle muscular dystrophies. The division also supports fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disorders. Please contact the clinics for additional information and appointments.