Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Program

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Lurie Children’s Neuromuscular Program strives to provide individualized care for children of all ages with neuromuscular disease. Our team consists of clinical and research experts that are dedicated to developing new treatments for rare neuromuscular disorders. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to help address all of our patients needs. Our team consists of: NeurologyCardiologyPulmonary MedicineGeneticsBone HealthOrthopedicsPhysical TherapyOrthoticsOccupational TherapyNutrition and Social Work. We offer a multidisciplinary clinic that allows the patient to complete diagnostic testing, and meet with several specialists all in one day. We provide advanced clinical care and are motivated by research to provide the latest developments in treating many neuromuscular diseases. Our physicians work closely with research laboratories in an effort to discover the latest developments in Neuromuscular Medicine. We utilize advanced testing to help our clinicians diagnose many neuromuscular disorders. Our advanced diagnostic tools give us the ability to confirm a diagnosis through objective data. We offer testing that includes: electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), lumbar punctures, muscle biopsies and genetic testing to help our clinicians confidently secure a neuromuscular diagnosis.

The Lurie Children's Difference

Our program offers an advanced level of care for children suffering from muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. The program also trains future specialists, provides state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment resources, and advances cutting-edge research in this emerging field.

The program’s research team provides information to families and facilitates participation in clinical research trials. We are part of several research consortia investigating different steroid regimens, cardiac medications and nutritional supplements to provide our families with an opportunity to participate in trials that may improve health for children living with neuromuscular conditions. 

We partner with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to bring together an unprecedented level of expertise, offering new opportunities for collaboration not only in clinical care, but also in research and education. These partnerships with adult specialists helps ensure our patients have excellent care throughout childhood and adolescence, and a seamless transition into adult care.

We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic, which lets us benefit from the MDA’s extensive range of support services, patient education materials and multicenter research studies.

Neuromuscular Conditions We Treat

We provide treatment for a wide range of neuromuscular disorders.

Meet the Neuromuscular Clinical Team

View a list of physicians, advanced practice providers and support staff who make up the Neuromuscular Program.


If you'd like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, visit our Appointments page for more information.

About The Mazza Foundation

The Mazza Foundation has been committed to improving the lives of Chicagoans for more than 50 years. It provides vital funding for programs in healthcare, social services and education, as well as for cultural and religious organizations.


Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children's relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at or call 312.227.7500

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