Physician Referrals

Below is a list of neurologists who are knowledgeable about dysferlin and diagnosing Dysferlinopathy (LGMD2B/Miyoshi Myopathy). This list will be updated as more physicians are identified.

Australia

Kathryn North M.D., F.R.A.C.P.

Director, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
The Royal Children’s Hospital
Flemington Road Parkville
Victoria 3052, Australia
Tel: (61) 383416226
Fax: (61) 393481391
Email: kathryn.north@mcri.edu.au
Website:www.mcri.edu.au

Belgium

Peter Van den Bergh, MD

Professor
Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc
Service de Neurologie
Avnue Hippocrate 10
1200 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: (32) 2 7641311, (32) 2 764 1082
E-mail: vandenbergh@nchm.ucl.ac.be

Brazil

Edmar Zanoteli, MD, PhD

Muscle Unit Section and Laboratory of Skeletal Muscle Pathology
Department of Neurology, Medical School of the University of São Paulo
Av Dr Arnaldo, 455, 2o andar da Faculdade de Medicina, sala 2115
São Paulo, SP-01246903, Brazil
Tel: (55) 1130617460
E-mail: zanoteli@terra.com.br

Canada

Bernard Brais, M.D., M.Phil., Ph.D., FRCP(C)

Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Human Genetics
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Co-director Neuromuscular and Neurogenetics Group
Montreal Neurological Institute
Room 658, 3801, University Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B4, Canada
Tel: (1) 5143981507 (Olivia Chang)
Fax: (1) 5143981509
Email: Bernard.Brais@mcgill.ca

Chile

Jorge A. Bevilacqua, MD, PhD

Investigador Principal Proyecto FONDECYT 1110159
Departamento de Neurología y Neurocirugía
Jefe Unidad de Patología Neuromuscular
Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile
Santos Dumont 999, 2° piso, Sector E
Independencia 8380456,
Santiago, Chile
Tel: (56) 277738829788269
Fax: (56) 27378546
Email: jbevilac@med.uchile.cl or prodysfchile@gmail.com

China

Lu Jiahong, MD

Associate Professor
Vice Director of Neurologic Department
Huashan Hospital
Shanghai 200040
China
Email: lujiahong@yahoo.com

Germany

Simone Spuler, MD

Professor of Myology Muscle Research Unit
Experimental and Clinical Research Center
Charité University Hospital and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Lindenberger Weg 80
13125 Berlin, Germany
Tel: (49) 30450540501
Fax: (49) 30450540907
Email: simone.spuler@charite.de
Website:
http://www.charite-buch.de/myologie

Maggie C. Walter, MD, MA

Associate Professor for Neurology
Friedrich-Baur-Institute, Dept. of Neurology
Lab. for Molecular Myology
Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Ziemssenstr. 1
80336 Munich
Germany
Tel: (49) 89 5160 7400
Tel: (49) 89 2180 78180
Fax: (49) 89 5160 7402
Fax: (49) 89 2180 78184
E-mail:    maggie.walter@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Website:  http://www.baur-institut.de, http://www.md-net.org   

Algeria

Meriem Tazir, MD

Professor
Mustapha Bacha Hospital
1 Place du 1er Mai Alger 
Tel: (213) 21 23 56 40
E-mail: meriemtazir@yahoo.com

Spain

Isabel Illa, MD

Catedràtica Neurologia U.A.B.
Unitat Patologia Neuromuscular
Servei Neurologia
Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau
C/ Pare Claret 167
Barcelona 08025, Spain
Tel: (34) 935565986
Fax: (34) 935565602
Email: iilla@santpau.cat

France

J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD

Praticien Hospitalier,
MPR Hôpital Marin - APHP
64700 Hendaye, France
Email: andoni.urtizberea@hnd.aphp.fr
Secondary Email : ja.urtizberea@free.fr

United Kingdom

Kate Bushby, MD

Professor of Neurology
Institute of Human Genetics
Central Parkway, Newcastle NE13BZ
United Kingdom
Email: susan.robinson@nuth.nhs.uk (Susan Robinson)

Israel

Zohar Argov, MD

Professor of Neurology
Kanrich Professor of Neuromuscular Diseases
Department of Neurology
Hadassah University Hospital
Ein Kerem
Jerusalem, Israel 91120
Tel: (972) 2 6776 938
Fax: (972) 2 643 7782
Email: zohara@ekmd.huji.ac.il

India

Meena AK, MD

Professor of Neurology
Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences
Panjagutta, Hyderabad, India
Tel: (91) 4023489110
Email: meenaak@hotmail.com

M.Gourie-Devi, MD

Senior Consultant Neurologist
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Room F-52, First Floor, OPD building
New Delhi, India
Clinic hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am to 12 pm
Tel: (91) 9871007544

Satish Khadilkar, MD

Professor and Head, Department of Neurology
Grant Medical college and Sir J J Group of Hospitals
Bombay Hospital institute of Medical Sciences Mumbai, India
Tel: (91) 2222072489, 2 to 4 pm
Email: khadilkarsatish@gmail.com

A. Nalini, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Bangalore, India
Tel: (91) 8026995139
Email: atchayaramnalini@yahoo.co.in

Iran

Shahriar Nafissi, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Shariati Hospital
North Karegar Street
Tehran, 14114, Iran
Tel: (98) 2184902224, (98) 2122894884
Fax: (98) 22884420
Email: s_nafissi@yahoo.com

Italy

Corrado Angelini, M.D.

Università di Padova
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze
Via Giustiniani 5 -35128 Padova, Italy
Tel: (049) 8213625
Fax: (049 ) 8751770
Email: dorado.angelini@unipd.it

Japan

En Kimura, MD, PhD

Chief of Cluster Ward, Translational Medical Center,
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry

4-1-1 Ogawa-Higashi

Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8551, Japan

Tel: (81) 423412712 (PHS 3143)

Fax: (81) 423462120
Email: enkimura@ncnp.go.jp

Lebanon

Mamdouha Ahdab-Barmada, MD, FCAP, FAHA.

Director, MMA-Neuromuscular Diagnostic Lab
American University of Beirut Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Third floor, Room 312 C-D
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel:  (961) 1 350000, ext: 5182
Fax: (961) 1 370845
E-mail: ma131@aub.edu.lb

Pakistan

Sara Khan, MD, DABPN

Aga Khan University Hospital
Stadium Road
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: (92) 2134864559
Email: sara.khan@aku.edu
Website: http://hospitals.aku.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Portugal

Luis Jorge Mendonça Peres Negrão, MD

Neuromuscular Unit, Neurology Department
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra 
Praceta Mota Pinto
3000-075 Coimbra 
Portugal
Tel: (351) 917208377
E-mail: luisnegraoster@gmail.com

Saudi Arabia

Edward J. Cuplere, MD, FAAN

Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Consultant: Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders and Sports Neurology
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center 
PO Box 40047, MBC J-76
Jeddah 21499
Saudi Arabia
Tel: (966) 26677777 ext 65819
Fax: (966) 26677777 ext 65813
E-mail: cuplere@gmail.com

Singapore

Einar P. Wilder-Smith MD, DTM&H, FAMS

Professor, Department of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Director, Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119074
Tel: (65) 67724353
Fax: (65) 67794112
Email: mdcwse@nus.edu.sg Website: www.nuh.com.sg/nuh_neurology/index.asp

United States

Anthony A. Amato, MD

Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115, USA
Tel: (1) 6177328046

Yaacov Anziska, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Muscular Dystrophy Clinic
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave, Box 1213
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098, USA
Tel: (1) 7182703215
Fax: (1) 7182703840
Email: yanziska@downstate.edu
Website: http://www.downstate.edu/neurology/faculty/anziska.html

Robert H. Brown, MD

Chair and Professor, Neurology University of Massachusetts
55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Tel: (1) 5088564370
Email: brownhjr@aol.com
Website: http://profiles.umassmed.edu/profiles/ProfileDetails.aspx?From=SE&Person=1239

Russell Butterfield MD, PhD

Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
University of Utah, School of Medicine
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 N Medical Center Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
Tel: (1) 8015857575
Email: russell.butterfield@hsc.utah.edu
Website: http://healthcare.utah.edu/fad/mddetail.php?physicianID=FM00017705

John Day, MD

Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
211 Quarry Road, Suite 206 | Mail Code 5992
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel: (1) 6507236469
Fax: (1) 6507254197
Email: jnfisher@stanford.edu (contact Jennifer Fisher - Neuromuscular Community Outreach Liaison)
Neuromuscular Program at Stanford Hospital and Clinics:
http://stanfordhospital.org/neuromusculardisorders

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD

Director, United Dystrophinopathy Project, Center for Gene Therapy
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205, USA
Tel: (1) 6147222202
Fax: (1) 6143555247
Email: kevin.flanigan@nationwidechildrens.org
Website: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/kevin-m-flanigan

Carla M Grosmann, MD

Associate Clinical Professor Neurosciences and Pediatrics
UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
8010 Frost St. Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92123, USA
Phone: (1) 8589665819
Fax: (1) 8589664930
Email: cgrosmann@rchsd.org

Matthew Harms, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Washington University in St. Louis
660 South Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110,USA
Tel: (1) 3143626981
Fax: (1) 3143623752
Website: http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu

Jane Howard, MD

Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37232-2551 USA
Tel:(1) 6159368444

Katherine Mathews, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Children's Hospital
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
Tel: (1) 3193561851
Fax: (1) 3193564855
Email: Katherine-mathews@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/med/pediatrics/pedsmds/mathews.html

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Director, Institute for Cardiovascular Research
Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic
Center for Advanced Medicine 
5758 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Tel: (1) 7737022672
Fax: (1) 7737022681
Email: emcnally@uchicago.edu
Website: http://home.uchicago.edu/~emmcnall/

Jerry R. Mendell, MD

Director, Center for Gene Therapy
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205, USA
Tel: (1) 6147222202
Fax: (1) 6143555247
Email: Jerry.Mendell@nationwidechildrens.org
Website:
http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/jerry-r-mendell

Tahseen Mozaffar, MD

Associate Professor Neurology & Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, UC Irvine Neuromuscular Program
200 S. Manchester Avenue, Suite 110
Orange, CA 92868-4280, USA
Tel: (1) 7144562332 (Denise)
Fax: (1) 7144565997
Email: mozaffar@uci.edu
Website: www.healthcare.uci.edu/als

Alan Pestronk, MD

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pathology and Immunology
Director,
Neuromuscular Division
Director, Neuromuscular Clinical Laboratory
Washington University – St. Louis
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
Tel: (1) 3143626981
Fax: (1) 3143623752
E-mail: pestronka@neuro.wustl.edu
Website: http://neuromuscular.wustl.edu

Katalin Scherer, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, MDA-ALS Center
MDA and Neuromuscular Clinics, University of Arizona
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724-5023
Tel: (1) 5206948888
Fax: (1) 5208742756
Email: kscherer@neurology.arizona.edu
Facebook/Email: katalin.scherer@facebook.com

 

Kathryn Wagner, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
The Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Tel:  (1) 4439239525
Fax: (1) 4439239545
Website: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/kki_cp.jsp?pid=8511

Matthew P. Wicklund, MD

Professor of Neurology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Department of Neurology - EC037
30 Hope Drive, PO Box 859
Hershey, PA 17033-0859, USA
Admin Assistant, Kathy Conner: 717-531-1377
Tel: (1) 7175310003, Ext. 285640
Fax: (1) 7175310384
Email: mwicklund@hmc.psu.edu
Website:  http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/neurology/home