ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center

ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence BadgeThe ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center at OHSU provides thorough diagnostic evaluations and comprehensive care for patients with disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles, such as ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), hereditary and acquired neuropathies, and Myasthenia Gravis. We are an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence, recognized for the specialized, compassionate and team-based care we provide our patients.

Make an appointment

First visit?

  • Have your doctor call our consultation line to make a referral by calling 800-245-6478
  • If you have X-rays, MRIs or CT scans, please bring copies to your appointment or have your doctor send them to us
  • Register with OHSU
    If you have not received care at OHSU before, or your insurance or other information has changed since your last visit, please register. You may also register by phone: 503-494-8505 (or toll-free 888-222-6478 extension 4-8505).

Follow-up appointments

Please call 503-494-7772

ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center


The ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center at Oregon Health & Science University provides diagnosis and treatment for people with muscle and peripheral nerve disorders (disorders of the nerves away from the brain and spinal cord).

As part of the OHSU Brain Institute, we bring together experts from all areas of medicine at OHSU for your neuromuscular therapy and ALS treatment.

Meet our ALS and Neuromuscular Center team

Neuromuscular disorders we treat:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Myasthenia gravis (MG) and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)
  • Myotonic dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)
  • Inflammatory myopathies such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis
  • Mitochondrial myopathies
  • Metabolic myopathies such as Pompe, Debrancher and McArdle's diseases
  • Hereditary neuropathy, also called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder
  • Acquired neuropathies (Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and diabetic, metabolic, toxic, painful peripheral and other neuropathies)
  • Muscular dystrophies (Duchenne, Becker, limb-girdle, myotonic and oculopharyngeal)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
  • Post-polio syndrome

Learn more about treatment for ALS and neuromuscular disorders