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ALS Center

ALS, MDA, Stroke Certifications
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Research and Treatment Center
Upstate Health Care Center
4th Floor
90 Presidential Plaza
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Phone: 315 464-4243
Fax: 315 464-7328
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.

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.

The Center is one of only a handful of centers that have received certification by both the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS Association. The ALS Clinic at Upstate is part of the ALS Association's national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence in Clinical Care and Research.

We provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. The clinic team consists of ALS specialized doctors, ALS researchers, nurse, clinic coordinator/social worker, dietician, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, spiritual palliative care, representatives from MDA and ALS association.

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.

Our Providers

Courtney L Beckwith, OTR/L
Courtney L Beckwith, OTR/L
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Occupational Therapy - Adult; Stroke; Occupational Therapy

Dragos N Manta, MD
Dragos N Manta, MD
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Sleep Medicine; Asthma; Chronic Bronchitis; more

Birendra P Sah, MD, FCCP
Birendra P Sah, MD, FCCP
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Diseases; Critical Care Medicine; Asthma; Bronchiectasis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); more

Ashley N Vogler, PT
Ashley N Vogler, PT
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Brain Injury; Brain Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Stroke

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