ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders Team

The ALS and Neuromuscular Team at the OHSU Brain Institute is made up of expert providers, researchers and other professionals. You’ll find:

  • Health care professionals who trained at some of the nation’s top medical centers.
  • Doctors who all completed fellowships (advanced training) and who are board-certified in neurology and neuromuscular diseases.
  • One of only five Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Centers of Excellence in the Western U.S., recognized for our expert team-based care and research focus.
  • A strong commitment to research, with innovative approaches to improve your quality of life.
  • Rehabilitation specialists with expertise in neurologic disorders.


Occupational therapist

  • Marisa Palandri, OT

Physical therapist

Speech and swallowing therapists

Additional team members

  • ALS nurse coordinator: Yvel Maspinas, RN
  • Medical assistant: Stephanie Tacket
  • Respiratory therapists: Kira Lordos and Brad Harford
  • Orthotist: Marcus Cassar, CPO, Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, 503-243-1974

Organization representatives

ALS Association

For patients

  • Referral: To become a patient, please ask your doctor for a referral.
  • Nerve Center referrals: You may also be referred to us by the OHSU Nerve Center, where specialists direct patients to the team best able to treat them.
  • Questions: For questions or follow-up appointments, call 503-494-5236.


Parking is free for patients and their visitors.

OHSU ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center
Center for Health & Healing Building 1, eighth floor
3303 S. Bond Ave.
Portland, OR 97239

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