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Department of Neurology Named MDA Care Center

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Robert Baloh, MD, PhD

The Department of Neurology was recently designated as an MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a leading organization in the fight to cure muscle-debilitating diseases.

Cedars-Sinai joins more than 150 top hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United States and in Puerto Rico that provide highly specialized care and access to clinical trials for a variety of neuromuscular diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inherited neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and muscular dystrophy.

"To achieve this designation is truly an honor," said Robert Baloh, MD, PhD, vice chair for Research and director of Neuromuscular Medicine in the Department of Neurology. "This recognition tells patients we are on the forefront for offering the highest quality of comprehensive care from a wide variety of top healthcare specialists."

Baloh said the designation will help strengthen his team’s collaboration with the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, which provides cardiac care for patients with muscular dystrophy and assists with experimental treatment protocols.

As part of the designation, the department will receive financial support from the MDA to continue its work diagnosing, treating and researching diseases that impair the functioning of the muscles and nerves.

The MDA Care Center is on the sixth floor in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

For more information, call 310-423-5700.