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ALS & Neuromuscular Disease

The ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center at OHSU provides thorough diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive care for patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles, such as ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), hereditary and acquired neuropathies, and Myasthenia Gravis.

ALS & Neuromuscular Disease Center

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The ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University provides diagnosis and treatment for people with muscle and peripheral nerve disorders (disorders of the nerves away from the brain and spinal cord).

As part of the OHSU Brain Institute, we bring together experts from all areas of medicine at OHSU for your neuromuscular therapy and ALS treatment. Our team includes neurologists, a clinical nurse manager, pulmonary consultants, augmentative speech specialists, voice and swallowing specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dieticians and orthotists.

Our team streamlines referrals by sharing information with primary care physicians, case managers, insurance companies and healthcare institutions throughout Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and the United States.

Meet our ALS and Neuromuscular Center Team


Neuromuscular Disorders We Treat:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Myasthenia gravis (MG) and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)
  • Inflammatory myopathies such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis
  • Mitochondrial myopathies
  • Metabolic myopathies such as Pompe, Debrancher and McArdle's diseases
  • Hereditary neuropathy, also called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder
  • Acquired neuropathies (Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and diabetic, metabolic, toxic, painful peripheral and other neuropathies)
  • Muscular dystrophies (Duchenne, Becker, limb-girdle, myotonic and oculopharyngeal)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Post-polio syndrome

Learn more about treatment for ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders

Brian and Lark's Story

Brian and Lark's Story

Brian was diagnosed with ALS in November 2009. When he started having symptoms, our primary care doctor thought they were just signs of getting older.
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Make an Appointment

First Visit?

Have your doctor call our consultation line to make a referral at 800 245-6478.

Follow-up appointments

503 494-7772

COMMUNICATION AND THE BRAIN

Melanie Fried-Oken - COMMUNICATION AND THE BRAIN

"Speaking your mind - Is there a brain wave voice for the voiceless?"
View the lecture given at OMSI by Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC/Sp


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