Centers of Excellence

It Helps To Know The Experts

Our Medical Advisory Board has set standards for what they consider to be excellent medical centers for the diagnosis and treatment of GBS and CIDP. Based on levels of expertise, available treatments, facilities, and research capabilities, these are the medical centers that we can unequivocally recommend as “Centers of Excellence.”

If you feel your medical facility meets these standards, and are interested in becoming one of our Centers of Excellence, please contact us. We’ll pass the information along to our Medical Advisory Board members to process for consideration.

Simply click on a Center below for more information.

Current Centers of Excellence

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Neuromuscular Center AMC

Internal Address

Neuromuscular Center AMC, Dept. of Neurology H2-222

Visting Address

Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Post address

Academic Medical Center
Neuromuscular Center, Dept. of Neurology, H2-222
PO Box 22660
1100 DD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Contact Information

Phone:

+31 (0)20 5669111 (general hospital number)
+31 (0)20 5662500 (outpatient department of Neurology)
+31 (0)20 5663842 (secretariat of Neurology)
+31 (0)20 566 7508 (secretariat of Pediatric Neurology)

Fax:

+31 (0)20 5669374 (secretariat of Neurology)
+31 (0) 20 5669181 (secretariat of Pediatric Neurology)

E-mail:

polineurologie@amc.uva.nl (adult neurology)

kinderneurologie@amc.uva.nl (pediatric neurology)

Website: 

www.amc.nl

Procedure for making appointments

A normal appointment can be made by phone +31(0)20 5662500 (adults) or +31 (0)20 566 7508 (children). You need a referral-letter from a general physician or other specialist.

A request for an second opinion can be made through your treating neurologist/specialist only. A letter or e-mail explaining the reason for the referral  together with all necessary medical information such as medical letters, notes, results of ancillary investigations (laboratory, EMG, and imaging) and so on can be sent to polineurologie@amc.uva.nl (adults) or kinderneurologie@amc.uva.nl (children). Please address the letter or e-mail to the Neuromuscular Center AMC.

After receipt of this information, you will be contacted to make an appointment at the clinic of the neuromuscular specialist who is most qualified to deal with your problem.

Adults & Children:

Prof dr M. de Visser
Dr A.J. van der Kooi
Dr C. Verhamme

Adults:

Prof dr I.N. van Schaik
Dr F. Eftimov

Children:

Prof dr B.T. Poll-The
Dr B. Jaeger

Baltimore, MD - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital

601 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-2229
Fax: 410-502-6737
www.hopkinsmedicine.org

Adult Care:

Dr. Cornblath
Dr. Chaudhry
Dr. Morrison
Dr. Hoke
Dr. Polydefkis

Pediatric:

Dr. Crawford

Appointments: Dr. David R. Cornblath
410-955-2229

Boston, MA - St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02135
Phone: 617-789-2375
Fax: 617-789-5177
www.caritasstelizabeths.org

Adult Care: Kenneth C. Gorson, MD Professor of Neurology, Director of Neuromuscular Services
Pediatric: None
Appointments: Roberta
617-789-2375

Buenos Aires Argentina - Hospital Británico

Dr Ricardo Claudio Reisin
Address: Perdriel 74 (1280) Buenos Aires Argentina
Telephone: 541 14 3041081
Fax: 541 14 9643899

Faculty
Dra Ana Pardal
Dra Cintia Marchesoni

Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Department of Neurology 100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-859-2024

Adult Care: Gil I Wolf, MD, Professor & Chair, Dept of Neurology, SUNY Buffalo
Nicholas J Silvestri
Pediatric:
None

Dallas, TX - UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8869

Phone: 214-645-8800
Fax: 214-645-8801

Website: www.utsouthwestern.edu

Adult Patient Appointments: 214-645-8800 (Option “1” for new patient scheduling)
Pediatric Patient Appointments: 214-456-2768

Physicians:

Steve Vernino, MD – Adult
Jaya Trivedi, MD – Adult
Sharon Nations, MD – Adult
Lauren Phillips, MD – Adult
Jeffrey Elliott, MD – Adult
Susan Iannaccone, MD – Pediatrics
Diana Castro, MD – Pediatrics

Detroit, MI - Wayne State University Group/Detroit Medical Center

Dept. of Neurology
University Health Center 8D
201 Saint Antoine
Detroit, Michigan 48201
www.neurology.med.wayne.edu

Adult: Robert Lisak, MD
Agnes Acsadi, MD
Sindhu Ramchandran, MD, MPH
Richard Lewis, MD
Pediatric:
Gyula Acsadi, MD Pediatric Neurology

Stacy Masse, RN (Nurse Coordinator)
Phone: 313-745-6124
Email: smasse@med.wayne.edu

Duesseldorf, Germany - Heinrich-Heine University Department of Neurology

Moorenstrasse 5
40225
Duesseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49-211-8117880
Fax: +49-211-8118469
www.neurologie.uni-duesseldorf.de

Adult Care: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Hartung
Prof. Dr. Bernd C. Kieseier
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jander
Dr. Helmar C. Lehmann
Pediatric: Dr. Birgit Assmann
Dr. Michael Karenfort
Appointments:
Mr. Muecke
+49-21-8117887

Houston, TX - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

UT Physicians Neurology Clinic
6410 Fannin
Suite 1014
Houston, TX 66160
www.utneurology.com
Phone: 832-325-7080 (Adult), 832-325-7151 (Pediatric)
Fax: 713-512-2239 (Adult), 713-512-2248 (Pediatric)

Adult Care: Kazim Sheikh, MD
Suur Biliciler, MD
Parveen Athar, MD
Pediatric: Pedro Mancias, MD
Appointments:
Adult: Cynthia Johnson (Clinic Manager)
Phone: 832-325-7438
Email: cynthia.l.johnson@uth.tmc.edu or fax patient information to 713-512-2239
Pediatric: Edith Lomas, MA
Phone: 832-325-7179

Kansas City, KS - University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Neurology

3599 Rainbow Blvd
Department of Neurology
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-0656
Fax: 913-588-6965
www.kumc.edu/neurology

Adult Care: Richard Barohn, MD
Arthur Dick, MD
April McVey, MD
Mamatha Pasnoor, MD
Yunxia Wang
Pediatric:
Richard Barohn, MD
April McVey, MD
Contacts: Mazen Dimachkie, MD and Mamatha Pasnoor, MD
Appointments:
913-588-6820

London, England - King's College Hospital

Adult Care: Department of Neurology
King’s College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS, UK www.kch.nhs.uk Phone/Appointments: +44 20 3299 8343
Fax: +44 20 3299 8504
Email: kch-tr.neurologysecretaries@nhs.net

Dr. Robert Hadden Consultant Neurologist
Dr. David Bennett

Pediatric: Department of Paediatric Neurology
Evelina Children’s Hospital
St. Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7EH, UK
Phone/Appointments: +44 207 188 4006
Fax: +44 207 188 0851
Email: Dr. Elizabeth Wraige
elizabeth.wraige@gstt.nhs.uk

Academic Institution: www.kingshealthpartners.org

Los Angeles, CA - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

127 S San Vicente Blvd A 6600, Los Angeles Ca 90048
Telephone: 310-423-6472
Fax: 310-967-0601

Faculty
Richard Lewis, Md
Robert Baloh, Md Phd

Pediatric Neurology
8700 Beverly Bi # 4221, Los Angeles Ca 90048
Telephone: 310-423-4441
Fax: 310-423-1244

Faculty
Tyler M. Pierson, MD, PhD

Los Angeles, CA - The University of California Medical Center

Neurological Services Michael Graves, MD
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Suite B-200
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6975
Coordinator:
Elen Sarkisyan
Phone: 310-825-7266
Fax: 310 301 5391
Email: ESarkisyan@mednet.ucla.edu

Milan, Italy - Milan University, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center

Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano, Milan, 20089, Italy
Telephone: +39.02.8224.2209
Fax: +39.02.8224.2298

Faculty

Eduardo Nobile-Orazio

Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1211 Medical Center Drive,
Nashville, Tennessee 27232
Phone: 615-936-0060
Fax: 615-936-1263

Website: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=neurology&doc=26469

Contact Person: Krista Anderson, 615-936-0060

Doctors

Peter Donofrio, M.D. Adult patients
Christopher Lee, M.D., MPH Adult patients
Amanda Peltier, M.D. MSCI, Adult patients
Bryan Burnette, M.D., MS, Only pediatric patients
Jane Howard, M.D., Veterans Administration patients only.

Philadelphia, PA - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Adult Care: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
Ravdin Building, 2nd Floor
3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Appointments: 215-662-3606
Fax: 215-349-5579

Shawn J. Bird, MD
Mark J. Brown, MD
Raymond S. Price, MD
Steven S. Scherer, MD, PhD
Pediatric Care: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
Division of Neurology
Wood Building, 6th floor
3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Appointments: Sabrina W. Yum, MD 215-590-1719
or Fax: 215-590-1771
Questions: 215-662-3397 or karen.giordano@uphs.upenn.edu

Phoenix, AZ - Phoenix Neurological Associates, Ltd.

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center 5090 North 40th St.
Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 623-688-3013
Fax: 602-258-3368 www.phoenixneurology.com
Adult Care:
Todd D. Levine, MD
David S. Saperstein, MD
Pediatric:
none
Appointments:
623-688-3013

Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Erasmus MC University Medical Centre

Outpatient Clinic of Neurology
Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam
‘s-Gravendijkwal 230
3015 CE Rotterdam
The Netherlands www.erasmusmc.nl
Adult: Prof dr Pieter A. van Doorn, MD, PhD
Dr. Bart C. Jacobs, MD, PhD
Phone/Appointments: +31 10-7040130 on working days from 08.00 – 17.00
Fax: +31 10-7035927
Email: poli.neurologie@erasmusmc.nl
Pediatric:
Outpatient Clinic of Pediatric Neurology
Dr. M.C.Y. de Wit, MD, PhD
Dr. I.F.M. de Coo, MD, PhD
Dr. Molenwaterplein 60
3015 GJ Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone/Appointments: +31 10-7036341 on working days from 08.00 – 17.00
Fax: +31 10-7036345
Email: kinderneurologie@erasmusmc.nl

San Francisco, CA - California Pacific Medical Center

Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center
2324 Sacramento Street, #111t
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-600-3604
Fax: 415-673-5184

Adult and Child Care: Dr. Jonathan S. Katz, MD Director of Neuromuscular Clinic Director ALS Clinic Dr. Robert G. Miller, MD Professor and Chair of Neurology

Appointments: 415-600-3604

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