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Our multidisciplinary clinical team
Our clinical research team

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The ALS Research and Treatment Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with ALS and related motor neuron diseases. The Center is located at UHCC and sees patients on a weekly basis.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research and Treatment Center
Upstate Health Care Center
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4th Floor
90 Presidential Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328
Office Hours: 8-4:30

Ahmed El Dokla, MD
Ahmed El Dokla, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurology; Neuromuscular Medicine; Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Guillain Barre Syndrome; Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM); Lou Gehrig's Disease; more

Jenny A Meyer, MD
Jenny A Meyer, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neuromuscular Medicine; Neurology; Epilepsy; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Migraine Headache; Multiple Sclerosis (MS); more

Eufrosina I Young, MD
Eufrosina I Young, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Clinical Neurophysiology; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Electromyography (EMG)

We provide patients with comprehensive care involving multiple specialties, so that patients can receive many services at one visit. We are the largest ALS Center in New York outside of New York City, and are a referral center for central and western New York State. In addition, we are one of only a handful of centers that have received certification by both the Muscular Dystrophy Association External Icon and the ALS Association External Icon. The ALS Clinic at Upstate is part of the ALS Association's national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence.  We provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. The Center is nationally recognized for its research into possible treatments for ALS, and patients are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of clinical trials.

The ALS Clinic team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Service coordinator
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language specialist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Dietician
  • Nurses
  • Administrative assistants
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association representatives
  • ALS Association representatives

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