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James F. Howard Jr., MD

Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease
Professor of Neurology & Medicine
Former Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders Section

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, 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

MD, University of Vermont School of Medicine
Burlington, Vermont, 1974

BA (Special Honors in Anatomy)
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1970


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