Physicians and Staff

James W. Russell, M.D., M.S.
Photo of Doctor James W. Russell, M.S., Ch.B., M.B. Director Neuromuscular Division
Medical Director, Maryland Neuropathy Center
Professor, Department of Neurology, Anatomy of Neurobiology

Special Interests: Neuromuscular Diseases; Peripheral Neuropathies; Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System; Treatment of Neuropathy in Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance
Medical Degree: Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine and College of Medicine, University of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Residency: University Hospitals and College of Medicine, University of Rhodesia, Internal Medicine; Pembury and Lewisham Hospitals, London, Internal Medicine; South East Thames Regional Neurology Center, London, Neurology; University of Iowa Hospital, Neurology
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Neurosciences; Mayo Clinic, Clinical Peripheral Nerve; National Institutes of Health, Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular
Certifications: Neurology; Clinical Neurophysiology; Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Appointments: 410-328-4323
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Charlene E. Hafer-Macko, M.D.
Photo of Doctor Charlene E. Hafer-Macko, M.D. Associate Professor of Neurology
Director of Myasthenia Gravis Center
Special Interests: Neuromuscular Disease; Diabetic and Other Peripheral Neuropathy; Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies; Myasthenia Gravis; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Medical Degree: UCLA
Residency: UCLA, Neurology; Sepulveda VA Hospital, Medicine
Fellowship: UCLA, Neuromuscular; Johns Hopkins University, Peripheral Nerve
Certifications: Neurology; Neurophysiology
Appointments: 410-328-4323
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Neil C. Porter, M.D.
Photo of Doctor Neil Porter, M.D.Director Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Special Interests: Muscular Dystrophy; Neuromuscular Disease; Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies; Traumatic Nerve Injury
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University
Residency: Johns Hopkins University, Neurology; Francis Scott Key Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Neuromuscular/EMG
Certifications: Neurology; Neurophysiology
Appointments: 410-328-4323
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Neuromuscular Fellows

Peyman Andalib, M.D.

Brian Salter, M.D.

Administrative Support:

Denise Landrum

Tahesha Boynes

Electrophysiology Support:

Paul McGuire
EMG Laboratory Manager

Karen Thomas

Melanie Zwirlein

Guang Ren

Infusion Program Support:

Joji Patterson

For more information about the University of Maryland Neuromuscular Program, or to make an appointment, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).