Neuromuscular Disorders

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of the Section of Neuromuscular Disorders at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is to promote the health of patients with neuromuscular disorders. We are a group of individuals with diverse interests and the common goal to maintain excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

Medical Director

Stephanie Gardon

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Clinical Associate Professor

Providers

Nassima Baba-Ahmed Fertikh

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Associate Professor

Stephanie Gardon

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Clinical Associate Professor

Michael Hansen

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Assistant Professor

Collin Kreple

Credentials: M.D., Ph.D.

Position title: Assistant Professor

Andrew Waclawik

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Professor

Nusinersen for older patients with spinal muscular atrophy: A real-world clinical setting experience
Veerapandiyan A, Eichinger K, Guntrum D, Kwon J, Baker L, Collins E, Ciafaloni E.
Muscle Nerve. 2020 Feb;61(2):222-226. doi: 10.1002/mus.26769. Epub 2019 Dec 13.
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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Past, Present, and Future
Ross LF, Kwon JM.
Neoreviews. 2019 Aug;20(8):e437-e451. doi: 10.1542/neo.20-8-e437.
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Stormorken Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Myopathy With Tubular Aggregates and Dystrophic Features
Li A, Kang X, Edelman F, Waclawik AJ.
J Child Neurol. 2019 May;34(6):321-324. doi: 10.1177/0883073819829389. Epub 2019 Feb 14.
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Antecedents, development, adoption, and application of Duchenne's trocar for histopathologic studies of neuromuscular disorders in the nineteenth century
Waclawik AJ, Lanska DJ.
J Hist Neurosci. 2019 Apr-Jun;28(2):176-194. doi: 10.1080/0964704X.2019.1589838. Epub 2019 May 29.
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Progress in treatment and newborn screening for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy
Ke Q, Zhao ZY, Mendell JR, Baker M, Wiley V, Kwon JM, Alfano LN, Connolly AM, Jay C, Polari H, Ciafaloni E, Qi M, Griggs RC, Gatheridge MA.
World J Pediatr. 2019 Jun;15(3):219-225. doi: 10.1007/s12519-019-00242-6. Epub 2019 Mar 23.
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Testing for Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Kwon JM.
Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2018 Feb;24(1, Child Neurology):37-56. doi: 10.1212/CON.0000000000000563.
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Cervical puncture to deliver nusinersen in patients with spinal muscular atrophy
Veerapandiyan A, Pal R, D'Ambrosio S, Young I, Eichinger K, Collins E, Westesson PL, Kwon J, Ciafaloni E.
Neurology. 2018 Aug 14;91(7):e620-e624. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006006. Epub 2018 Jul 13.
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Is There a Delay in Diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Among Preterm-Born Males?
Soim A, Smith MG, Kwon JM, Mann JR, Thomas S, Ciafaloni E; Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance, Tracking, and Research Network (MD STAR net).
J Child Neurol. 2018 Jul;33(8):537-545. doi: 10.1177/0883073818773029. Epub 2018 May 15.
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The Legacy of the Seminal Publication by Guillain, Barré, and Strohl: The History Behind the Eponym
Waclawik AJ.
WMJ. 2018 Oct;117(4):160-163.
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Consensus guidelines for newborn screening, diagnosis and treatment of infantile Krabbe disease
Kwon JM, Matern D, Kurtzberg J, Wrabetz L, Gelb MH, Wenger DA, Ficicioglu C, Waldman AT, Burton BK, Hopkins PV, Orsini JJ.
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2018 Feb 1;13(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s13023-018-0766-x.
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