THE DYSFERLINOPATHY JOURNEY

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THE DYSFERLINOPATHY JOURNEY

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Looking for a neurologist or other expert who is familiar with dysferlinopathy? Below is a list of neurologists and other clinicians who are knowledgeable about dysferlin and diagnosing dysferlinopathy (LGMD2B/R2, Miyoshi Myopathy1). This list will be updated as more clinicians are identified.

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Meriem Tazir, MD

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

Kathryn North MD, 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


Kurien Koshy, MD, DM

Sub-specialty interest is in neuromuscular disorders and neurophysiology, management of complex neuromuscular diseases, diagnosis of Neuropathies and Muscular Dystrophies

Blackburn Specialist Centre
Suite 2, 195 Whitehorse Rd
Blackburn Vic 3130
Australia
Tel: 9875 1161
Fax: 9875 1160

Cristina Skrypnyk, MD, PhD

Consultant Medical Geneticist
University Medical Center
Al-Jawhara Centre for Molecular Medicine
Arabian Gulf University Bahrain
P.O Box 26671
Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17 237 315
Fax: +973 17 246 022
Email: cristinas@agu.edu.bh

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

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
Email: zanoteli@terra.com.br


Eduardo Boiteux Uchôa Cavalcanti, MD, MBA, PhD

Neuromuscular Outpatient Clinic, SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals
71535-005, Brasília, Brazil

Juliana Gurgel-Giannetti, MD, PhD

Focus pediatric neurology, genetics, neurogenetics, muscle and muscle weakness
Federal University of Minas Gerais
UFMG Department of Pediatrics
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Email: gurgelju@yahoo.com.br

Bernard Brais, MD, M.Phil., PhD, 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


Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, CEO and CSO, Exerkine Corporation, Director of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Clinic, McMaster University Medical Center,
1200 Main St. W.,
Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
Office. 1-905-521-2100 (75226)
Clinic. 1-905-521-2100 (77933)
Fax. 1-905-577-8380


Jodi Warman, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Neurology)

Director, NeuroMuscular Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, Co-Director, Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, Neuromuscular, Ottawa Hospital | Associate Scientist, OHRI, Neurogenetics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario | Scientist, CHEORI

NeuroMuscular Centre, The Ottawa Hospital
Centre for Neuromuscular Disease
ES08-1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9, Canada
Tele: 613-798-5555 ext 16221
Fax: 613-761-5403
Email: jwarman@toh.on.ca


Lawrence Korngut, MD

University of Calgary
Alberta, Canada
Email: korngut@gmail.com

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

Lu Jiahong, MD

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


Sushan Luo, MD

Focus on Neuromuscular Disorders, in particular translational research on myasthenia gravis and limb-girdle muscular dystrophies
Attending neurologist, Dept of Neurology Huashan Hospital
Fudan University
No.12 Wulumuqi Road Jing’an District
Shanghai, 200040 China
Tel: 8613764089415
Email: luosushan@fudan.edu.cn

Dr. Viviana Martinez

Neurologist Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá, Colombia
neurovivianamartinez@gmail.com

John Vissing, MD

Clinical Professor, Dept. of Clinical Medicine
Rigshospitalet Neuromuskulær Klinik
Juliane Maries vej 28 opg 69 afs 6921
2100 København Ø
Tel: +45 35 45 25 62
Email: john.vissing@regionh.dk
Web: https://ikm.ku.dk/

Bolívar A. Villacís, M.D. Ph.D.

Padre Solano 1311 y García Moreno, Edificio ANVIED,
Primer piso, Oficinas 1 y 2,
Guayaquil, Guayas 090514,
Ecuador
Tel. (Office): +5934 2290931 ; +5934 2291431
Email: bolivarvillacis@hotmail.com

Emil Ylikallio, MD, PhD

Clinical Neurologist, Department of Neurology
Helsinki University Hospital
Haartmaninkatu 4
P.O.B. 340
000290 HUS
Helsinki, Finland
Tel. (358)405057763
E-mail: emil.ylikallio@hus.fi

Tanya Stojkovic, MD

Specialties: Myopathies and Dysferlinopathies
Head of the Pitié-Salpêtrière neuromuscular reference center
Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière (Groupe Hospitalier “La Pitié Salpêtrière – Charles Foix”)
Institute de Myologie
Paris
Email: stojkovic.tanya@aphp.fr


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


Pascal Laforêt, MD, PhD

Professor of neurology specializing in neuromuscular disorders in the Neurology department of Raymond-Poincaré Hospital, coordinator of Nord/Est/Ile de France neuromuscular center, coordinator PHENIX FHU.
Nord/Est/Ile de France Neuromuscular Reference Center
AP-HP. Paris Saclay University
Neurology Department
Raymond-Poincaré teaching hospital,
104 Boulevard Raymond Poincaré, 92380 Garches
Email: pascal.laforet@aphp.fr

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.dehttp://www.md-net.org


Anne-K. Güttsches, MD

Neurologist, Ruhr-Universitat
Neurological Clinic
Bochum, Germany
Tel: 0234 3 02-6809
Fax: 0234 3 02-6888
Email: anne.guettsches@rub.de

Elizabeth Chroni, MD, PhD

Director of the Neurology Department, Head of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Head of the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit (national center of excellence for rare diseases), University Hospital of Patras
University of Patras
Patras, Greece
Tel: +30 2610999570
Email: echroni@upatras.gr

Megha Dhamne, MD

Neuromuscular Specialist
Hiranandani Hospital, Hiranandani Business Park
Hillside Avenue Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai 40076
India
Tel: +91 7045027539
Fax: +(91) 22 25763344
Email: megha.dhamne@hiranandanihospital.org


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


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


Prof. Chitra Sarkar

1083, Department of Pathology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – India, 110029
Tel: 91-11-26593371
Email: drchitrasarkar@yahoo.com


Meena AK, MD

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


Dr. C.M. Sharma

Professor and Head
Department of Neurology
S.M.S.Medical College and Hospital is J.L.N.Marg
Jaipur, (Rajasthan)
Email: cmsharma65@hotmail.com

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

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

Luca Bello, MD PhD

Department of Neurosciences, NPSRR
University of Padova,
Via Giustiniani, 5
35128 Padova
Tel: 0498214415
Email: luca.bello@unipd.it


Elena Pegoraro, MD, PhD

Università di Padova
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze
Via Giustiniani 5 -35128 Padova, Italy
Tel: (049) 8213622
Fax: (049 ) 8751770
Email: elena.pegoraro@unipd.it

Madoka Mori-Yoshimura, MD, PhD

Department of Neurology, Hospital, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Ogawahigashi-cho 4-1-1
Kodaira, Tokyo 187-8551
Tel: 81-42-341-2711
E-mail: yoshimur@ncnp.go.jp

Dr Hadeel Alrohaif

Clinical Geneticist
Kuwait Medical Genetics Centre
Ghanima Alghanim building
Al-Sabah Medical Area, Kuwait
Tel:+965 24814328/0563
Fax:+965 24842073
Email: dr.halrohaif@hotmail.co.uk

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

Erwin Chiquete Anaya, MD, PhD

Focused on neurology and neuroscience research, neuromuscular diseases
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas Y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran
Vasco de Quiroga 15
Belisario Dominguez Secc. 16
Tlalpan, Mexico
Tel: +52 55 54 87 09 00
Email: erwinchiquete@hotmail.com

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

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

Jinhong Shin, MD, PhD

Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital
Department of Neurology
Yangsan, Gyeongsangnamdo, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82 55 360 2122
Fax: +82 55 360 1000
Email: shinzh@pusan.ac.kr

Sergei Bardakov, MD, PhD

Neuromuscular neurologist, Dysferlinopathy Study Group, Human Stem Cell Institute, Moscow
Lecturer, Department of Nephrology & Blood purification, Military Medical Academy named after S.M. Kirov, St.Petersburg
17 Botkinskaya St,
St.Petersburg, 194044
Tel: (1) +7(911)0336541
Email: epistaxis@mail.ru 
Dysferlinopathy Study Group, HSCI: https://www.myomed.ru


Dmitry Vlodavets, PhD, MD

Head of Russian Children’s Neuromuscular Center
mityaus@gmail.com


Sergey Nikitin, MD

Neurologist, Research Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology
Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia
nikitin-s@bk.ru


Evgeniya Melnik, MD

Neurologist, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences | RAMS – neurological
evmel88@gmail.com


Sergi Kurbatov, MD, PhD

Voronezh State Medical Academy, Unit of hereditary neuromuscular disorders

Medical Centre Zhdorovii Rebenok
Semantic Hub, Moscow

Ivan Yokolev, MD

Insitute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology
Kazan Federal University
Kremlevskaya 18
420008 Moscow, Russian Federation
Tel: 79051857173
Email: ivan@ivan-ya.ru

Edward J. Cupler, MD FAAN

Head Section, Neurology
Consultant: Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders and Neuroimmunology
Acting, Deputy Executive Director, Research Center
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (Gen. Org.) – Jeddah
PO Box 40047, MBC J-04
Jeddah 21499, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-12-667-7777 ext 62984
Fax:     966-12-663-4295
E-mail: ecupler@kfshrc.edu.sa

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

Jorge Alonso Perez, MD

Clinical fellow in the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
PAVELLÓ 20  FISIOTERÀPIA (ANTIC HOSPITAL)
08025 Barcelona
Email: jalonsop@santpau.cat


Roberto Fernández Torrón, MD

Clinical Neurology, Neuromuscular disorders, Muscular Dystrophies, Muscle MRI
Grupo de Enfermedades Neuromusculares, Área de Neurociencias
IIS Biodonostia – Hospital Universitario Donostia
Pº Dr. Beguiristain s/n
20014 Donostia-San Sebastián
Email: rftorron@gmail.com


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


Carmen Paradas Lopez, MD, PhD

Neurologist and Clinical Researcher
Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS)
Laboratorios 117-118,
Avda Manuel Siurot s/n.,
41013 Sevilla
Tel: 955923069
Email: Carmenm.paradas.sspa@juntadeandalucia.es


Montse Olive, MD

Catedràtica Neurologia U.A.B.
Unitat Patologia Neuromuscular
Servei Neurologia
Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau
c/Mas Casanovas 90, Bloc A, Planta -2, AGDAC
08041 Barcelona – Spain
Volker Straub, MD

Professor of Neurology
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University,
International Centre for Life,
Central Parkway, Newcastle NE13BZ
United Kingdom
Email: heather.hilsden@newcastle.ac.uk (Heather Hilsden)


Jordi Diaz Manera, MD, PhD

Professor of Neuromuscular Disorders, Honorary Consultant Clinical Geneticist with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre
Newcastle University
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ
Email: Jordi.diaz-manera@newcastle.ac.uk


Niranjanan Nirmalananthan, MD

Consultant neurologist with focus on neuromuscular disorders
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St. George’s Hospital
Blackshaw Rd.
Tooting, SW17 0QT
Tel: 02087254630
Fax: 02087254591
Email: anna.jones0@stgeorges.nhs.uk