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Muscle Disorders

Program Duration: 2-5 years

The fellowship program in muscle disorders has the goal of training neurologists for an academic career with a focus in training in inflammatory and genetic muscle disease. One year of this fellowship can be at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Areas of Current Research

  • Autoimmune muscle disease, including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and statin triggered necrotizing myopathy 
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Inherited myopathies
  • Distal myopathies
  • Myofibrillar myopathies
  • Myotonic dystrophies
  • Muscle regeneration

Andrew Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, Muscle Disease Unit, Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation, NIAMS,

Ami Mankodi, M.D., Investigator, Hereditary Muscle Diseases Unit, Neurogenetics Branch, NINDS,