Neurology: Neuromuscular Disease

The UF Health Neuromuscular Disease Program – Jacksonville provides comprehensive treatment of neuromuscular diseases, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Facial and other cranial nerve palsies
  • Muscle disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neck and low back disease
  • Nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathies

Part of the UF Health Neuroscience Institute at Jacksonville, the program offers the latest in intervention, diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disease.

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Evaluation and Diagnosis

The Neuromuscular Disease Program at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute offers the following evaluation services:

  • State-of-the-art neurophysiologic assessment including:
    • Nerve conduction/EMG studies
    • Single-fiber EMG quantitative sensory threshold determinations
    • Quantitative motor testing
    • Tremor analysis
  • Neuropathologic assessment of nerve and muscle biopsies

University of Florida physicians are subspecialty trained in neuromuscular disease and neurophysiologic assessment. Our neuromuscular specialists perform over 2,500 nerve conduction/EMG tests annually and are highly trained in this important neurophysiologic procedure. Our physicians are available for outpatient consultation at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute, the UF Neuroscience Institute at Emerson and at UF's multispecialty center in St. Marys, Ga.

Treatment Options

The UF Health Jacksonville Neurmuscular Disease Program offers the following:


  • Alan R. Berger, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Neurology; Director, UF Health Neuroscience Institute - Jacksonville
    Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurology; Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Michael T. Pulley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology; Multiple Sclerosis; Neurology; Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Louis S. Russo, M.D.
    Specializes in Neurology; Neuromuscular Medicine


  1. UF Health Multispecialty Center - St. Marys

    201 B Lakeshore Point
    St. Marys, GA 31558

  2. UF Health Neurology - Jacksonville

    9th Floor, Tower I
    580 West 8th Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32209

  3. UF Health Neurology - North

    Suite 3600
    15255 Max Leggett Parkway
    Jacksonville, FL 32218

  4. UF Health Neurosciences - Emerson

    Building 1, Suite 300
    4555 Emerson Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32207