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Comprehensive Care for Diverse Conditions

The Neuromuscular Program at Emory Healthcare helps patients diagnose, treat and manage conditions that affect the peripheral nerves, muscles and the connection between the two. Our labs provide precise nerve and muscle studies to help make the right diagnosis.

You get the most advanced neuromuscular care. Our clinics are recognized and supported by the national ALS Association, the ALS Association of Georgia and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Conditions We Treat

Our neuromuscular specialists manage a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease) and other motor neuro disorders
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve disease
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular junction disorders

Expert Labs for a Confident Diagnosis

Our Neuromuscular Program includes two comprehensive labs that provide vital diagnostic information. They include:

Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at the Emory Clinic - Our team performs more than 1,500 nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) tests each year, as well as perform neuromuscular ultrasound for patients as needed. EMG shows how well the nerves and muscles communicate.

Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory - Our technicians prepare and interpret nerve and muscle biopsy tissues to diagnose neuromuscular conditions. As a regional referral lab, we serve Emory Healthcare patients and patients from across Atlanta and the Southeast.

Extensive Research For Better Care

Our neuromuscular doctors and scientists lead and take part in basic and clinical research. We focus on disorders of the motor neurons, muscles and nerves. Our work means you get access to clinical trials for ALS and related motor neuron diseases.

Specific areas of study include:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Experimental ALS treatments
  • Genetics of ALS
  • HIV-related neuropathies and myopathies
  • Motor neuron degeneration
  • Pathogenesis and treatments for ALS and peripheral nerve conditions

Our Team

The neuromuscular team at Emory Healthcare includes physicians, nurses, and technical staff who are experts in clinical neurophysiology, electromyography, infectious diseases, neurology and neuropathology, physical therapy, rehabilitation and social work.

Jonathan D. Glass, MD
Director, Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory
Director, Emory ALS Center

Taylor Harrison, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Grady Memorial Hospital
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program

Rocio Carolina Garcia Santibanez, MD
Assistant Director
Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Vita Kesner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Emory Clinic

Christina Fournier, MD
Associate Professor
Co-director, Emory ALS Clinic
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Saila R Upadhyayula, MD
Clinical Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Annie Rowland, FNP-C, APRN
Nurse Practitioner
Emory ALS Center
Emory MDA Clinic

Schedule an appointment with a neuromuscular specialist at Emory Healthcare. Call 404-778-3444.

Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a neuromuscular specialist at Emory Healthcare, please call 404-778-3444.