Neuromuscular Disorders

The Neuromuscular Disorders Section of the Department of Neurology includes sub-specialty clinics, the Electromyography Section of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, the Neuromuscular Consultation Service, Muscle Biopsy Service and the Neuromuscular Research Unit.

Mission

The mission of the Neuromuscular Disorders Section 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 Section of the Department of Neurology 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 the autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction and muscle. The Neuromuscular Disorders Section includes some of the nation's most respected neuromuscular experts.


An active didactic program is available to residents and fellows and involves 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 Neuromuscular Disorders Section 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, Questions and 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

By phone:

919.966.8168 and speak with the Neuromuscular Secretary

By fax:

919.966.2922


Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG, neurography,repetetive 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

By phone: 919.966.1686 
By fax: 919.966.4278