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Clinical Expertise, Comprehensive Evaluation and Care, Information Crucial for Clinical Trials

One of the CMTA’s primary missions is improving the quality of life for those with CMT and one way we accomplish this mission is by sponsoring patient-centric, multi-disciplinary CMT clinics, staffed by some of the highest quality CMT clinicians and researchers in the world. Through these CMTA Centers of Excellence, children, adults and families affected by CMT can be assured of receiving comprehensive care by a team of CMT experts. The CMTA Centers of Excellence will become even more important as the CMTA begins clinical trials for candidate therapies. The success of these trials will largely depend on how much we know about the “natural history” of CMT—how different types of CMT progress over time and whether novel medications are slowing the course of the disease, and much of that information will be supplied by the Centers of Excellence. The Centers roughly correspond to the 20 international sites that make up the NIH Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC)—a group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations, and clinical research resources sponsored in part by the CMTA.

U.S. CMTA Centers of Excellence

US CMTA COE Map
    • California

      Cedars-Sinai Charcot-Marie-Tooth/Hereditary Neuropathy Center*
      127 S San Vicente Blvd
      Ste A6600
      Los Angeles, CA 90048
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      Clinical Directors: Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, and Richard A. Lewis, MD
      Appointments: Tara A, Jones, MS, CGC, 310-423-4268
      Email: Tara.Jones@cshs.org
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Pulmonology
      Physical Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Clinical Research
      Stanford Children’s Health*
      730 Welch Rd, 2nd Fl
      Palo Alto, CA 94304
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      Clinical Directors: John Day, MD, PhD, and Ana Tesi Rocha, MD
      Appointments: 650-723-0993
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Occupational Therapy Genetic Counseling

      Speech/Language Pathology
      Stanford Neuromuscular Program*
      Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
      213 Quarry Rd
      Palo Alto, CA 94304
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      Clinical Director: John Day, MD, PhD
      Appointments: 650-723-6469
      Email: jnfisher@stanford.edu
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling
      Speech/Language Pathology
    • Connecticut

      Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Farmington*
      505 Farmington Ave
      Farmington, CT 06032
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      Clinical Director: Gyula Acsadi MD, PhD

      Appointments: Nanci Stolgitis, RN 860-837-7500
      Email: Nstolgitis@connecticutchildrens.org
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Pediatric Neurology
      Physiatry
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physical Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Occupational Therapy
      Nutrition
      Hospital for Special Care
      2150 Corbin Ave
      New Britain, CT 06053
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      Clinical Director: Kevin J. Felice, DO
      Appointments: Sharon McDermott, 860-612-6305
      Email: smcdermott@hfsc.org
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Nutrition
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry
      Physical Therapy
      Podiatry
      Social Work/Counseling
    • Florida

      Nemours Children’s Hospital*
      13545 Nemours Pkwy
      Orlando, FL 32827
      Clinical Director: Richard S. Finkel, MD
      Clinic Coordinator: Candace Eden
      Appointments: 407-650-7715
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Pulmonology
      Cardiology
      University of Florida
      Neurorestoration Center
      3450 Hull Rd
      Gainesville, FL 32607
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      Clinical Director: James Wymer, MD
      Appointments: 352-294-5000
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Pain Management
      Podiatry
      Social Work/Counseling
      University of Miami*
      Professional Arts Center
      1150 NW 14th St Ste 609
      Miami, FL 33136
      Clinical Director: Mario Saporta, MD
      Appointments: 305-243-9173
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling
    • Illinois

      Department of Neurology Peripheral Neuropathy/Division of Neuromuscular Disease
      259 E Erie St
      Chicago, IL 60611
      Clinical Director: Daniela Maria Menichella, MD, PhD
      Appointments: 312-695-7950
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Nutrition
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Physiatry
      Physical Therapy
      Social Work/Counseling
      Department of Neurology
      1801 W Taylor St Ste 4 E
      Chicago, IL 60612
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      Clinical Director: Charles K. Abrams, MD, PhD
      Appointments:312-996-4780
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Nutrition
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Orthopedic Surgery*
      Physiatry*
      Physical Therapy
      Podiatry*
      Speech/Language Pathology
      Social Work/Counseling

      *Available by referral
      Rush University
      1725 W Harrison St Ste 1118
      Chicago, IL 60612
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      Clinical Director: Ryan D. Jacobson, MD
      Appointments: Sherri Taylor-Kennedy, 312-942-4500
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Nutrition
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry*
      Physical Therapy
      Podiatry*
      Pulmonology
      Social Work/Counseling

      *Available by referral
    • Iowa

      University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics*
      Boyd Tower, 2nd Fl
      200 Hawkins Dr
      Iowa City, IA 52242
      Visit Clinic Website
      Download Clinic Brochure: Iowa-COE-Clinic-Brochure_Feb2018.pdf
      Clinical Director: Michael E. Shy, MD
      Appointments: 319-384-6362
      Email: uicmtclinic@uiowa.edu
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physical Therapy
      Pediatrics
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
    • Maryland

      The Johns Hopkins CMT Center*
      Department of Neurology
      Rangos Bldg, Rm 248
      855 N Wolfe St
      Baltimore, MD 21205
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      Clinical Director: Thomas Lloyd, MD
      Appointments: (Adult) 410-955-2227
      (Pediatric) 410-955-4259
      Contact: Theresa Cox thutson2@jhmi.edu
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Durable Medical Equipment
    • Massachusetts

      Massachusetts General Hospital*
      Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
      Charles River Plaza
      165 Cambridge St Ste 820
      Boston, MA 02114
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      Clinical Director: Reza Seyedsadjadi, MD
      Appointments: Tamika Scott, 617-726-3642
      Email: tscott2@partners.org
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Clinical Research
    • Michigan

      Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Medical Center*
      4201 St. Antoine
      UHC-8D
      Detroit, MI 48201
      Clinical Director: Jun Li, MD, PhD
      Appointments: 313-745-4275
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
      University of Michigan
      MDA and CMT Clinic
      2205 Commonwealth Blvd
      Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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      Clinical Director: Dustin Nowacek, MD
      Appointments: 734-936-9010
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Physiatry
    • Minnesota

      University of Minnesota Health Neurology Clinic at Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center*
      14500 99th Ave N
      Maple Grove, MN 55369
      Clinical Director: David Walk, MD
      Appointments: 763-898-1000
      Email: mdiaz3@fairview.org
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry*
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling*
      Podiatry*
      Nutrition*
      EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies

      *Available by referral
    • Missouri

      University of Missouri*
      Department of Neurology
      1020 Hitt St
      Columbia, MO 65212
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      Clinical Director: Raghav Govindarajan, MD, FAAN
      Appointments: 573-882-1515
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Genetic Counseling
    • New York

      University of Rochester Peripheral Neuropathy/CMT Clinic*
      University of Rochester Medical Center
      Department of Neurology
      601 Elmwood Ave (Box 673)
      Rochester, NY 14642
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      Clinical Director: David Herrmann, MD
      Appointments: 585-275-2559
      Email: CMT_Studies@urmc.rochester.edu
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry*
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy*
      Genetic Counseling†
      Social Work/Counseling*
      Orthotics/Prosthetics‡

      *Available by referral
      †By request prior to visit
      ‡Not at clinic; separate appointment required
    • North Carolina

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      Peripheral Neuropathy Center
      194 Finley Golf Course Rd Ste 200
      Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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      Clinical Director: Rebecca Traub, MD
      Appointments: 984-974-4401
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Orthotics/Prosthetics*
      Physiatry
      Physical Therapy
      Podiatry

      *Available by referral
    • Ohio

      Nationwide Children’s Hospital
      555 S 18th St Ste OC1A
      Columbus, OH 43205
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      Clinical Director: Zarife Sahenk, MD, PhD Appointments: 614-722-2203
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Nutrition
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthopedic Surgery*
      Orthotics/Prosthetics*
      Physiatry*
      Physical Therapy

      *Available by referral
      Ohio State University*
      Wexner Medical Center
      CarePoint East
      543 Taylor Ave
      Columbus, OH 43203
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      Clinical Director: Amro Stino, MD
      Email: amro.stino@osumc.edu
      Appointments: 614-293-4969
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Genetic Counseling
      Neurology
      Occupational Therapy
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Physical Therapy
      Podiatry
    • Oregon

      Oregon Health & Science University
      3303 SW Bond Ave
      Portland, OR 97239
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      Clinical Director: Chafic Karam, MD Appointments: 503-494-0744
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Social Work/Counseling
    • Pennsylvania

      The CMTA Center of Excellence at the Perelman School of Medicine*
      Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
      Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Fl
      3400 Civic Center Blvd
      Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Visitor Information
      Visit Clinic Website
      Clinical Director: Steven Scherer, MD, PhD
      Office: 215-349-5313
      Scheduling: Lois Dankwa, 215-662-3606
      Email: lois.dankwa@uphs.upenn.edu
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      The CMTA Center of Excellence and Neuromuscular Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia*
      Wood Building, 6th Floor
      3401 Civic Center Blvd
      Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Directions and Parking
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      Clinical Director: Sabrina Yum, MD
      Appointments: Hannah Borger, Clinic Coordinator, 215-590-1719
      Email: Neuromuscular@email.chop.edu
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry*
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Nutrition

      *Available by referral
      University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
      Lilian Kaufman Bldg
      3471 Fifth Ave #810
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213
      Clinical Director: Sasha Zivkovic, MD
      Appointments: 412-692-4917
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry
      Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
      4401 Penn Ave 2nd Fl
      Pittsburgh, PA 15224
      Clinical Director: Hodas Abdel-Hamid, MD
      Appointments: 412-692-6106
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
    • Texas

      CMT Clinic at Children’s Health Specialty Center
      2350 N Stemmons Fwy
      Dallas, TX 75207
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      Clinical Directors: Diana Castro, MD, and Susan Iannaccone, MD
      Appointments: Lindsay Adkins, NM Nurse, 214-456-2768
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy
      Genetic Counseling
      Social Work/Counseling
      Nutrition
    • Utah

      University of Utah*
      175 N Medical Dr East
      Salt Lake City, UT, 84132
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      Clinical Director: Russell Butterfield, MD, PhD
      Appointments: 801-585-7575
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry
      Genetic Counseling
      Orthotics/Prosthetics
      Nutrition
    • Washington

      Neurology Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center*
      1959 NE Pacific St, 8th Fl
      Seattle, WA 98195
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      Clinical Director: Michael Weiss, MD
      Appointments: Gail Schessler, Clinic Coordinator, 206-598-7688
      Email: gailm9@uw.edu
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physiatry
      Neurogenetics

International CMTA Centers of Excellence

International COE Map
    • Australia

      Peripheral Neuropathy Management Clinic*
      The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
      Cnr Hawkesbury Rd and Hainsworth St
      Westmead NSW 2145
      Australia
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      Clinical Director: Manoj Menezes, MD
      Research Director: Joshua Burns, PhD
      Appointments: (02) 98451325
      Email: daralyn.hodgson@health.nsw.gov.au
      Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physiatry
      Podiatry
      Physical Therapy

      (Referral to the following in-hospital services can be arranged where necessary: Orthotist, Genetic Counselor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Nutritionist/Dietician)
    • Belgium

      Neuromuscular Reference Centre
      Department of Neurology, Antwerp University Hospital
      Wilrijkstraat 10
      B-2650 Edegem, Belgium
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      Clinical Director: Prof. Dr. Peter De Jonghe
      Appointments: +32 3 821 34 23
      Email: Neuromusculaire@uza.be
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology
      Muscle Histopathology
      Molecular Genetic Diagnosis

      *The clinic has a multidisciplinary team consisting of all relevant medical and para-medical disciplines.
    • England

      University College London Hospitals*
      MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases
      8-11 Queen Square
      London, England WC1N 3BG
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      Clinical Directors: Mary M. Reilly, MD
      Appointments: Mariola Skorupinska, (0044)2034488019
      Email: mariola.skorupinska@uclh.nhs.uk
      Adult Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Orthopedic Surgery
      Physical Therapy
      Occupational Therapy*
      Orthotics/Prosthetics*
      Social Work/Counseling*

      *Available upon referral
    • Italy

      C. Besta Neurological Institute (Milan)*
      Clinic of Peripheral and Central Degenerative Neuropathies Unit
      Via Celoria, 11 -20133 Milan, Italy
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      Clinical Director: Dr. Davide Pareyson
      Appointments: +39-02-70631911
      Email: sara.nuzzo@istituto-besta.it
      Adult & Pediatric Services Provided:
      Neurology
      Physical Therapy

      (Referral to the following services can be arranged where necessary: Physiatrist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthotist, Genetic Counselor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist)
  * Denotes the CMTA Centers of Excellence that are included in the National Institutes of Health Inherited Neuropathies Consortium (INC). The INC is co-sponsored by the CMTA and the MDA. Worldwide more than 7,000 patients with CMT have been enrolled in protocols during the past three years, and their data, de-identified to protect patient privacy, is housed in a common repository. As a result of this collaboration, a new CMT evaluation scale for children has been established, along with a new evaluation system for adults, and an infrastructure has been developed to perform natural history studies and clinical trials for CMT.