Matthew Harms, MD (Chair/Speaker)

Eleanor & Lou Gehrig ALS Center at Columbia University

Matthew Harms, MD is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University in New York City.  During neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowships he became interested in Neurogenetics and uncovered the genes for dominant spinal muscular atrophy and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1D.  At Columbia, his laboratory straddles the Motor Neuron Center and the Institute for Genomic Medicine, with a focus on generating, integrating, and analyzing clinical, genomic and transcriptomic datasets in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurological disorders.  Dr. Harms sees patients in the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center and both the adult and pediatric MDA Clinics.