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University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street 3 Gates
Dept of Neurology
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Training Program Director
Christyn Edmundson, MD
Training Program Coordinator
2 Fellowship positions
for the 2022-2023 Fellowship Year.
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Our ACGME-accredited neuromuscular medicine fellowship program has been training outstanding clinical and academic leaders for 40 years.
Our clinical sites, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, allow the fellows to be involved in the evaluation and care of adults and children who have a broad range of neuromuscular disorders.
In addition to our general neuromuscular clinics at all three sites, Penn has several signature neuromuscular clinics:
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania serves as one of the few sites in the US that is designated as a GBS/CIDP Center of Excellence by the GBS/CIDP Foundation International.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at HUP provides advanced care for people who have acquired and inherited disorders of muscle, as well as myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome. The teams at HUP and CHOP work together to provide lifespan care for their patients with these disorders.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in partnership with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) sponsors a CMT Center of Excellence at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of seven such centers in North America.
The Comprehensive Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which is the largest in the region, specializes in multidisciplinary, comprehensive care of ALS patients, including the opportunity to participate in advanced clinical trials for the diagnosis and treatment of ALS.
CHOP is home to one of the largest pediatric MDA clinics in the US.
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are performed by members of the Neuromuscular Division at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), as well as Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) and the VAMC. The primary EMG training site is at HUP where over 2500 patients undergo electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) each year. Over the past decade, we have doubled in size – 4 EMG faculty to 8 faculty (6 adult and 2 pediatric). The lab has achieved the highest level of accreditation “with exemplary status” by the AANEM.
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