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  • Professor of Neurology, Medicine & Allied Health
  • Former James F. Howard Distinguished Professor of Neuromuscular Disease
  • Former Chief, Neuromuscular Disorders Division

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


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
    University of Vermont School of Medicine, 1974
  • Bachelor of Arts (Special Honors in Anatomy)
    University of Vermont, 1970
  • Research Associate in neuromuscular disease
    University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1978-1979
  • Resident, Neurology
    University of Virginia Hospital, 1975-1978
  • Intern, Internal Medicine
    Albany Medical Center Hospital, 1974-1975


James F. Howard Headshot