Abigail N. Schwaede, MD

Attending Physician, Neurology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



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Abigail Schwaede, MD, has been a pediatric neuromuscular physician at Lurie Children’s since 2020. She has expertise in treating a wide range of pediatric neuromuscular conditions, with a special interest in immune-mediated disease.

Clinical Interests

Myasthenia gravis, neonatal brachial plexus injury, acquired immune-mediated neuropathy, spinal muscular atrophy, duchenne muscular dystrophy


Education & Training

Education: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, 2010

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in neuromuscular medicine, Lurie Children's, 2019-2020; Residency in child neurology , New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus, 2014-2016

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Child Neurology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Research & Publications

Schwaede AN, Kuntz NL. Outcome Measures for COL6 and LAMA2-Related Dystrophies. Pediatr Neurol Briefs. 2020 Dec 4;34:15. doi: 10.15844/pedneurbriefs-34-15. PMID: 33304089; PMCID: PMC7718097.

Schwaede A, Buehner AN, Rao VK. Utility of Repetitive Nerve Stimulation in Myopathies. Pediatr Neurol Briefs. 2020;34:4. Published 2020 Feb 25. doi:10.15844/pedneurbriefs-34-4

Sage-Schwaede A, Engelstad K, Salazar R, Curcio A, Khandji A, Garvin JH Jr, De Vivo DC. Exploring mTOR inhibition as treatment for mitochondrial disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 Sep;6(9):1877-1881. doi: 10.1002/acn3.50846. Epub 2019 Aug 6. PMID: 31386302; PMCID: PMC6764630.

Rodríguez Cruz PM, Cossins J, Estephan EP, Munell F, Selby K, Hirano M, Maroofin R, Mehrjardi MYV, Chow G, Carr A, Manzur A, Robb S, Munot P, Wei Liu W, Banka S, Fraser H, De Goede C, Zanoteli E, Conti Reed U, Sage A, Gratacos M, Macaya A, Dusl M, Senderek J, Töpf A, Hofer M, Knight R, Ramdas S, Jayawant S, Lochmüller H, Palace J, Beeson D. The clinical spectrum of the congenital myasthenic syndrome resulting from COL13A1 mutations. Brain. 2019 Jun 1;142(6):1547-1560. doi: 10.1093/brain/awz107. PMID: 31081514; PMCID: PMC6752227.

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