Neuromuscular Disorders

Coordinated Care From a Range of Specialists, all With Expertise in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders

Groundbreaking. Multidisciplinary. Comprehensive. These words don’t just describe our world-class Neuromuscular Disorders program. They are fundamental to our work and the commitment we make to the families who come to us from across the country. Patients benefit from coordinated care from specialists, all with expertise in pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

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Our Clinics

Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic is nationally recognized for leading research and clinical care for patients with muscular dystrophy. Supported in part by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, we provide the highest level of comprehensive care to patients from across the country.

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Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic

Patients from across the country come to Nationwide Children's for the specialized care in our Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic. Our team works closely with the patient and their family to diagnose, treat and manage quality of life.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic

The SMA Clinic is a joint program between Nationwide Children’s and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our team provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients from across the United States.

Services We Offer 

State-of-the-art diagnostic services include:

  • Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction testing
  • Genetic counseling and genetic testing
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Neuromuscular laboratory service

Nationwide Children's world-class Neuromuscular Disorders program, which provides coordinated care with pediatric experts from more than a dozen specialties. 

Meet Our Leadership

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Kevin M. Flanigan

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD, is an attending neurologist at Nationwide Children's and director of the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

Research 

Neuromuscular Disorders research is led by Dr. Kevin Flanigan, a distinguished muscular dystrophy researcher and Director of the Center for Gene Therapy  at The Research Institute. Learn more about Dr. Flanigan  and his team's neuromuscular research.

Resources for Families

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Welcome Center

The Welcome Center supports the needs of patients and families arriving from out of town or out of the country, including help with housing, travel arrangements and other support services.

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Ronald McDonald House

Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, families can find a place to call home while their children are being treated at the hospital.

"This Month in Muscular Dystrophy"

Hosted by Kevin Flanigan, MD, "This Month in Muscular Dystrophy" podcasts highlight the latest in muscular dystrophy and other inherited neuromuscular disease research.

Referral Information

Appointments at our Neuromuscular Disorders Clinics require physician referral. Many insurance plans require authorization from the referring physician in order for the patient's care to be covered. Once all necessary referral and authorization information is received, the patient evaluation will be scheduled.

To schedule a visit, please refer your physician to our Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic using our online Request an Appointment form.