Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing the highest quality of care among children with neuromuscular disorders.  The program at the American Family Children’s Hospital is certified as a care center by both the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD).  We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and family-centered care in our clinics.  Our program welcomes medical students, residents, and fellows to join us in learning about the exciting advances in pediatric neuromuscular care, and we also serve as clinical and educational resources for the Wisconsin community and health providers.  Team members are actively involved in clinical research projects that seek to improve long-term outcomes and test novel treatments in neuromuscular diseases.  

Medical Director

Jennifer Kwon

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Professor

Providers

Cameron Crockett

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Assistant Professor

Jennifer Kwon

Credentials: M.D.

Position title: Professor

APPs

Cory Sieburg

Credentials: N.P.

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Certified Duchenne Care Center - program support
Sponsor: PARENT PROJECT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Award:
PI: KWON, JENNIFER MEESUK
1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
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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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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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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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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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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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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Newborn screening for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy: evidence summary and advisory committee recommendation
Kemper AR, Brosco J, Comeau AM, Green NS, Grosse SD, Jones E, Kwon JM, Lam WK, Ojodu J, Prosser LA, Tanksley S.
Genet Med. 2017 Jan;19(1):121-126. doi: 10.1038/gim.2016.68. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
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Religion and Newborn Screening
Dees RH, Kwon JM.
Am J Bioeth. 2016;16(1):20-1. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1115147.
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Newborn screening for Krabbe disease in New York State: the first eight years' experience
Orsini JJ, Kay DM, Saavedra-Matiz CA, Wenger DA, Duffner PK, Erbe RW, Biski C, Martin M, Krein LM, Nichols M, Kurtzberg J, Escolar ML, Adams DJ, Arnold GL, Iglesias A, Galvin-Parton P, Kronn DF, Kwon JM, Levy PA, Pellegrino JE, Shur N, Wasserstein MP, Caggana M; New York State Krabbe Disease Consortium.
Genet Med. 2016 Mar;18(3):239-48. doi: 10.1038/gim.2015.211. Epub 2016 Jan 21.
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