Expert Team

Cedars-Sinai’s Neuromuscular Disorders Program brings together physicians, specialists and professionals from myriad disciplines to give patients the benefit of several perspectives working as one unit.

With a multifaceted and experienced team of specialists by their side, patients receive world-class care. Cedars-Sinai’s internationally renowned clinicians and researchers are not only dedicated to care, but also discovering new ways to fight against neuromuscular disorders.


Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.


Neuromuscular Disorders Program Team

Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Neurology
Director Neuromuscular Medicine

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Richard A. Lewis, MD

Director Electromyography Laboratory
Professor Neurology

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Ashraf M. Elsayegh, MD

Pulmonary Medicine

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Abirami Muthukumaran, MD

Neurology

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Physical Therapy

Adriane Bergman
Physical Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Sue Vereb
Physical Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Cynthia Bomaster
Physical Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

 

Occupational Therapy

Megan Laib
Occupational Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

 

Speech Language Pathology

Julia McCaffrey, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Heather Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

 

Nutrition Counseling

Marie Ahlen, MD, RD
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

Mary Rose Tadena
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

Robyn Curran, M.Ed, RD, CSM
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

 

Nursing Support

Hope Gruendler, RN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuromuscular Medicine

 

Program Administration

Peggy Allred
Research Program Administrator, Neuromuscular Medicine
Program Manager, Neuromuscular Medicine

Tami Kendra-Romito
Clinic and Program Coordinator, Neuromuscular Medicine