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Comprehensive Care for Neuromuscular Diseases

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report and is at the forefront of treatment for neuromuscular diseases. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neuromuscular conditions, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases.

Our physicians have extensive experience diagnosing and treating neuromuscular diseases and many of them are national leaders in their field. We offer the latest therapies for neurological conditions, including accredited care centers, and offer comprehensive neurological testing services to ensure prompt diagnosis at our Neurological Testing Center.

To learn more, or to make an appointment call 312.695.7950. You can also fill out a form and a member of our team will contact you.

Meet the Team

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Northwestern Medicine specialists offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for neuromuscular conditions. Our multidisciplinary teams include experts in genetic testing, neuropathology, neurophysiology, nutrition, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, pain management, psychiatry, pulmonology, rehabilitation, sleep medicine, social work, speech therapy and more.
Meet the Team
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Centers and Accreditations

les-turner-als-foundationThe Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides individualized care, local community support and hope for ALS through scientific research.
muscular-dystrophy-associationNorthwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 
charcot-marie-tooth-associationNorthwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) Center of Excellence. 
ABRET-neuromuscularThe Neurological Testing Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital received Accreditation with Exemplary Status by the AANEM Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Laboratory.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is currently the only provider of Nusinersen in Illinois, treating a growing number of patients who have different types of SMAs, including Types III and IV.

Specialty Care Areas

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Physicians at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at the Les Turner ALS Center have extensive experience diagnosing and treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) Center of Excellence, offering the gold standard of care for this disease to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Muscular Dystrophy

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is a designated MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Our care team includes neurologists, pulmonologists, nurses, dietitians, genetic counselors, and physical and occupational therapists.

Myasthenia Gravis

We provide complete diagnostic and treatment services for patients with myasthenia gravis. Our comprehensive approach to care includes experts in neurology, thoracic surgery and other specialties.

Peripheral Neuropathy

The multidisciplinary peripheral neuropathy team includes experts in neurology, pain management, genetics, physical therapy and other areas of care.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is currently the only provider of Nusinersen in Illinois, treating a growing number of patients who have different types of SMAs, including Types III and IV.

Diagnostics and Testing

When it comes to neuromuscular disorders, prompt diagnosis and treatment is crucial to ensuring a better quality of life. But because symptoms of neuromuscular disorders overlap and mimic those of other diseases, diagnosis can be difficult and often delayed. The specialists at the Northwestern Medicine Neuromuscular Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offer the latest diagnostic tools to diagnose neuromuscular diseases.

Conditions Treated

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

When options are limited, our experienced team is often able to offer innovative therapies and novel treatments through a wide variety of clinical trials.

Research and Clinical Trials

Northwestern Medicine physician-scientists conduct clinical research trials on all aspects of neuromuscular diseases. 

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