James F. Howard Jr., MD

James F. Howard Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease
Professor of Neurology & Medicinehoward

Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders Section
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Sciences (Neurology), North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Adult Neurology Neuromuscular Disorders
Myasthenia Gravis

Clinical Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Neuromuscular disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurography [NCS], Electromyography [EMG, Quantitative EMG, Single Fiber EMG], Neuromuscular education of trainees
Clinical Research Interests: Diagnosis and Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis
Basic Research Interests: Immunomodulatory role of lymphocytes in Myasthenia Gravis



  • Diplomate, Professional Ski Instructors of America (formerly the United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association), (1969 currently inactive)
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, (1975)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (1980)
  • Diplomate, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1989)


  • Research Associate in Neuromuscular Disease, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1978 — 1979
  • Resident, Neurology, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1975 — 1978
  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York, 1974 — 1975
  • M.D., University of Vermont School of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, 1974  B.A. (Special Honors in Anatomy), University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1970

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