The Neuromuscular Disease Center at UPMC specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and research of neuromuscular diseases, including:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Motor Neuron Diseases
We take a multidisciplinary approach to care, with a team of nationally recognized experts working together to deliver the latest in diagnostic and treatment options for our patients. We provide both inpatient and outpatient care, and provide advanced testing, such as electromyography (EMG) and autonomic testing. Our outpatient clinic is a designated MDA Care Center.
ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic Offers Full Range of Care
The ALS multidisciplinary clinic is designed for people who require treatment from many specialists, including neurologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and dietitians. Our specialists work together to coordinate care and to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. In addition, the clinic offers opportunities to participate in research, including clinical trials for drug therapy. The ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic has been designated an MDA-ALS Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association in recognition for excellence in clinical and research services. It is the only such center in western Pennsylvania.
Meet Our Experts
- David Lacomis, MD
- Paula R. Clemens, MD
- Sasa Zivkovic, MD