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Neuromuscular Division

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Leadership

ChenAmyNeurologyI-Hweii Amy Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Neuromuscular Division
Associate Professor, Neurology




MUSC Neuromuscular Faculty

Jerome KurentJerome Kurent, M.D., MPH
Professor, Neurology

 



Kimberly RobesonKimberly Robeson, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurology

 

 


Katherine RuzhanksyKatherine Ruzhanksy, M.D., MS

Assistant Professor, Neurology

 

 


Mary Noreen HerringMary Noreen Herring, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

 

 

 

Susan NeaseSusan Nease, ANP





About

The MUSC Neuromuscular Program is a division within the Department of Neurology. Our mission is threefold: (1) to provide comprehensive evaluation and state of the art treatment for patients with neuromuscular diseases based on a multi-disciplinary team approach; (2) to train the next generation of neurologists to be compassionate clinicians and effective teachers with advanced skills in neuromuscular medicine; and (3) to advance scientific knowledge and the care of patients with neuromuscular diseases through collaborative research endeavors.

Academics & Clinical Programs

  • We have one EMG track position every year in the ACGME accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program and one Neuromuscular Medicine/ ALS Fellowship position.
  • Neuromuscular Clinico-Pathology Conference is a multi-disciplinary, monthly conference to discuss challenging cases, where the clinical presentations are correlated with the diagnostic testing results (blood, imaging, NCS/EMG, nerve or muscle biopsy) to determine the best management plans for the patients.
  • We are a site member of the NEALS consortium, and are participating in collaborative clinical research in ALS. Fellows are expected to pursue a research project for presentation at national meetings and or for publication. There are research opportunities in myositis, myasthenia, and neuropathy.
  • Fellows and rotating residents are exposed to common neuromuscular diseases such as radiculopathies, plexopathies, neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, as well as rare and complex diseases such as motor neuron diseases, Charcot Marie Tooth diseases, hereditary or metabolic myopathies, muscular dystrophies, and others.
  • Clinical rotations for trainees include:consults at MUSC and at Ralph H. Johnson VA inpatient settings, general neuromuscular clinic, MDA and Myasthenia Gravis clinic,multidisciplinary ALS clinic, spasticity/ baclofen pump clinic, skin biopsy clinic, EMG labs at MUSC and Ralph H. Johnson VA
  • The level of clinical responsibilities and independence is graded based on the expected level of competency for trainees.
  • Medical Students rotate in the outpatient neuromuscular clinics with the expectation to enhance clinical skills and are offered an opportunity to pursue research if interested.