Neuromuscular Disorders

Mission

The mission of the Neuromuscular Disorders division of the Department of Neurology is to provide high quality comprehensive neuromuscular care to our patients, to provide top-tier educational programs for physicians-in-training and to build research programs dedicated to the prevention and treatment of neuromuscular disorders.

Programs

The Neuromuscular Disorders division includes sub-specialty clinics, the electromyography section of the clinical neurophysiology laboratory, the neuromuscular consultation service and the muscle biopsy service. The neuromuscular group deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the motor neuron, plexus, peripheral nerve, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction and muscle. The program includes some of the nation's most respected neuromuscular experts.

Education

An active didactic program is available to residents and fellows that provides weekly conferences in neuromuscular diseases, electromyography / electrodiagnosis, and peripheral nerve/muscle pathology. Residents and fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research, including treatment trials for a number of neuromuscular disorders.

The division offers one- or two-year fellowships which include comprehensive training in clinical neuromuscular disease and clinical neurophysiology of the peripheral nervous system (EMG) that meets the training requirements for the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Referrals & Additional Information

Neuromuscular consultations and referrals may be easily arranged by physicians or their offices and health care agencies by contacting:

By mail:

Appointment Secretary Neuromuscular Disorders Section
University of North Carolina
Department of Neurology
170 Manning Dr. CB#7025
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7025

Phone:  (919) 966-9281

Fax:  (919) 966-2922

Testing Services

Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG, neurography, repetitive nerve stimulation, quantitative EMG, single fiber EMG, Autonomic Function Testing and quantitative sensory testing (QST) may be easily arranged by physicians or their offices and health care agencies by contacting the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at UNC Hospitals.

Phone: (984) 974-1686