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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 treatment of neuromuscular disorders.

Programs

The Neuromuscular Disorders Division includes sub-specialty clinics, the electromyography section of the clinical neurophysiology laboratory, and the neuromuscular research and clinical trials program. The neuromuscular group diagnoses and treats diseases of the peripheral nervous system, including motor neuron disease, peripheral neuropathies, myopathies and neuromuscular junction disorders. The program includes some of the nation’s most respected neuromuscular experts.

Education

An active teaching program is available to residents and fellows that provides clinical programs and educational conferences in neuromuscular diseases and electrodiagnostic techniques. 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. Fellows meet requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Neuromuscular Medicine boards as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) boards.

Referrals & Additional Information

Please visit our referral page for information on how to make a referral.

Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG, neurography, repetitive nerve stimulation, quantitative EMG, single fiber EMG, autonomic function testing and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy) may be easily arranged by physicians or their offices and health care agencies by contacting the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at UNC Hospitals at (984) 974-1686.