The Neuromuscular Disorder Program at Boston Medical Center provides consultation for inpatients and outpatients as well as a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing modalities. The expertise of our board certified neurologists encompasses the full range of neuromuscular disorders and electrophysiological testing.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Peripheral neuropathies (including hereditary and familial diseases)
  • Myopathy
  • Compression neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Traumatic nerve injury
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron diseases
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular manifestations of systemic disease (sarcoidosis and amyloidosis)

Diagnostics

The EMG laboratory accommodates adults, children and infants. Studies include:

  • Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Repetitive nerve stimulation
  • Single fiber EMG

Other procedures include:

  • Nerve ultrasound
  • Skin biopsies
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Sympathetic skin response (SSR)
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)

Selected Treatments

  • EMG-guided botulinum toxin injection
  • Carpal tunnel steroid injections

Special Programs

Dr. Lan Zhou is cross-appointed in neurology and pathology. She reads the skin, nerve, and muscle biopsies of our patients in her laboratory, which streamlines the care of our patients.

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Neurology Department

Specialty Clinics

Neurology

The Neurology Department offers a full spectrum of neurological care, including examination, diagnostic evaluation, consultation, treatment, comprehensive follow-up, and rehabilitation recommendations for disorders of the nervous system.

Our Team

Peter Siao-Tick-Chong, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

The diagnosis and treatment of different types of peripheral neuropathy

Michelle Y Kaku, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Disorders of the muscle and nerve, electrodiagnostic medicine, botulinum toxin administration

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Research Overview

Our faculty has published extensively on novel EMG and nerve conduction techniques, the development of special electrodes, peripheral neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, and quality improvement.

Residency and Fellowship Information

Education and Training

A one-year ACGME-accredited Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship is offered for graduates of an ACGME-accredited neurology residency training program. In addition, the neuromuscular faculty participate in the education and training of residents who wish to gain experience in neurophysiological testing and other procedures. Medical students may apply for a two-week neuromuscular elective. Trainees are invited to participate in clinical neurophysiology conferences.