About Me

I am a Professor in the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Winston-Salem, NC. I also hold appointments in the school’s Family and Community Medicine Department (Sports Medicine), Center for Worker’s Health, and Translational Science Institute. I have a Masters in Health Science Research, and clinical and research expertise in neuromuscular diseases. I am the co-editor of the textbook “Neuromuscular Ultrasound” and have published extensively on the topic of neuromuscular imaging, including the first evidence–based clinical practice guideline on the use of neuromuscular ultrasound. I have published 85 peer-reviewed papers and am a reviewer for 25 journals, including The Lancet, Nature Reviews Neurology, Neurology and The New England Journal of Medicine. I have received funding for neuromuscular ultrasound research from the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and NIH National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS, K23). Clinically, I am the Director of the Wake Forest MDA Clinics, and see patients in the Wake Forest ALS Clinic, the EMG laboratory, and in the general neuromuscular clinic. I have clinical expertise in neuropathy, myopathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, SMA, ALS, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and CIDP. 

Educational Program Involvement

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology