Department of Neurology

Neurology Clinical and Academic Programs - The Neuromuscular Program

The Division of Neuromuscular Medicine at The University is one of the premier centers for neuromuscular disorders in Northwest Ohio.

The Neuromuscular program is staffed by Noor Pirzada, M.D. (Director of the Neuromuscular Division and Promedica Neuroscience Center EEG lab) and Boyd Koffman, M.D., Ph.D.

Our board certified, fellowship-trained neuromuscular subspecialists see all major categories of neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathy and myasthenia gravis, and also patients with rare, complicated and difficult-to-diagnose conditions.

The neuromuscular division provides a state of the art EMG laboratory staffed by experienced and board certified EMG technologists. Other diagnostic procedures relevant to this field include nerve, muscle, and skin biopsy; genetic testing, nerve and muscle imaging, and immunologic testing. Therapeutic modalities include pharmacologic therapies, immunomodulatory therapies (immunosuppressive drugs, plasmapheresis and IVIg) and rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders.

We have physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies designed for people with neuromuscular disorders.

The neuromuscular division is actively involved in education of neurology residents and medical students. In addition to giving lectures on various neuromuscular topics at the University of Toledo and affiliated hospitals the division provides comprehensive training in EMG and nerve conduction studies for neurology residents during a one month rotation. It is also possible for residents from other interested specialties to arrange rotation in the EMG laboratory.

Last Updated: 9/12/23