Meet our Neuromuscular Disease Team

University of Maryland Medical Center's James RussellJames W. Russell, M.D., M.S.
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


University of Maryland Medical Center's Charlene Hafer-MackoCharlene 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


University of Maryland Medical Center's Justin KwanJustin Kwan, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Co-Director, University of Maryland ALS Clinic

Special Interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), primary lateral sclerosis, myositis, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain-Barre syndrome, nerve and muscle pathology
Medical Degree: SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine - Neurology
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Diseases
Certification: ABPN Neurology, ABPN Neuromuscular Medicine, UCNS Neuromuscular Pathology



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


University of Maryland Medical Center's Lindsay ZillioxLindsay Zilliox, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Special Interests: Neuromuscular Diseases; Peripheral Neuropathy
Medical Degree: Ohio State University College of Medicine 
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System - Neurology 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System - Neurophysiology