Jorge L. Almodóvar-Suárez, MD, associate professor of general neurology and neuromuscular disorders, is the new director of the UNC Department of Neurology’s Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Almodóvar-Suárez is graduate of the state-funded University of Puerto Rico System, and a faithful believer of education and health care for all. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Almodóvar-Suárez pursued post-graduate training in neurology and electrodiagnostics at the Boston University Medical Center and the University of Rochester’s Division of Neuromuscular Medicine.
As a consulting neurologist and faculty member at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, Dr. Almodóvar-Suárez spent significant efforts caring for patients with motor neuron disease, eventually leading to the creation of an ALS Recognized Treatment Center in Manchester, NH, to serve the needs of the southern New Hampshire ALS population.
Dr. Almodóvar-Suárez was recruited to the UNC Department of Neurology in 2019, and has been tasked with leading progress, innovation and growth in UNC’s ALS clinic for the people of North Carolina and beyond. The clinic strives to expand top notch multidisciplinary care, integrate the UNC School of Medicine’s robust educational program, and join national efforts to find cures and treatments for this devastating disease.