Department of Neurology
Professor and Chairman
Neurology; Neuromuscular Disorders
I arrived in January 2012 to assume the role of Chair of the Department of Neurology at Univ. at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the State University of New York. Prior to that time, I served as Professor of Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. In September 2004, I was named to the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research. I also served as Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinics and Director of the Myasthenia Gravis and Peripheral Neuropathy Clinics at UT Southwestern and was the Clinical Vice Chair for the department in Dallas.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Princeton University and attended medical school at UT Southwestern. My training in internal medicine, neurology, and neuromuscular disease/electromyography was at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and clinical neurophysiology and am current chair of the MSAB for the MG Foundation of America.
My main research interests include idiopathic and immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and myasthenia gravis. My research has been sponsored by the National Institute of Health/NINDS, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and Food and Drug Administration. I remain actively involved in the training of younger physicians, and have directed neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowships and neurology residency training programs in the past.