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Motor Neuron Disease/ALS Center

ALS [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease"] and other motor neuron diseases are diagnosed and treated in the Motor Neuron Disease / ALS Center.

The center is dedicated to the service of ALS/motor neuron disease patients in Michigan and the surrounding areas. It has been certified by the ALS Association since 1990. Its purpose is to provide expert diagnostic services, treatment and compassionate, supportive care throughout the entire disease course of ALS and other motor neuron diseases.

The multidisciplinary team approach allows patients to have comprehensive visits where we provide:

  • respiratory therapy
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech therapy
  • nutrition services and
  • social work consultations

As leaders in the advancement of ALS treatment, the University of Michigan ALS clinic offers participation in several clinical research studies. Please visit UMClinicalStudies.org and search for ALS.

 

Directors

  • Brian C. Callaghan, M.D.
  • Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Jennifer Cheng, N.P.
    Director of Patient and Family Services

 

Appointments

Please visit the ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other Motor Neuron Diseases webpage on the UofMHealth.org website for clinic telephone number and location.

Physician referrals are required. Please visit our Referring Physicians webpage for more information.

 

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