Welcome To The University of Illinois Neuromuscular Center!

ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence

The Neuromuscular Center at University of Illinois seeks to diagnose and care for patients with a variety of neuromuscular diseases. Our specialized clinics assist the patient with the physical, emotional and financial issues created by Neuromuscular disease.

Just as importantly, our clinicians work with neuroscientists in cutting edge research to improve our understanding of the disease process and explore new treatment / curative possibilities.The dedication and collaboration of the entire team of physicians, caregivers and researchers provides the framework to make this all possible.

The Neuromuscular Center takes pride in providing the services for individuals diagnosed with a multitude of nerve and muscle diseases. Our care providers have extensive experience and training dealing with the unique issues that can affect our patient’s suffering. Many times they are able to anticipate these issues, thus helping slow progression or identify the appropriate supportive assistance a patient may require.

Multidisciplinary Team:

The multidisciplinary team of providers, in conjunction with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA), allows our patients to be seen by multiple care providers each visit, including physical therapists, speech therapists, etc. We are also proud to announce that our ALS clinic was recently certified as an ALS Center of Excellence by the ALS Association.

Nutrition Meenakshi Wadhwa
Phone: 312-355-4426
Pastoral Care Phone: 312-996-0296
Physical Therapy Julie Robichaud
Adult Physical Therapy
Phone: 312-996-3700
Respiratory Services William Tsang
Phone: 847-673-5511Girmachew Jejaw Mekonnen
Phone: 312-996-4335
Fax: 847-673-5566

Ashima S Sahni MD, FCCP
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
[email protected]
Phone: 312-355-1091 (sleep science center)

Speech Pathologist Shannon O’Neil
Caroline Deskin
Phone: 312-996-3714
Wheelchairs/Seating Mark Vranicar
Mobility Systems & Solutions
Phone: 708-599-3500 ext 225
Fax: 708-599-3700
ALS Association (ALSA) Gemaleen Ramos
Phone: 312-932-0000
Muscular Dystrophy Association Phone: 312-254-0632
Fax: 312-254-1632
Occupational Therapy Thomas Daguinsin,
Joseph Mendoza
Phone: 312-996-3700
Genetic Counseling Beatriz Menendez
Phone: 312-996-0296
Social Worker Carrie Carpenter
Phone: 312-355-2240
Orthotics Lakshmi Naraya Shandilya
Phone: 773-878-2445

How To Reach Us:

For Neuromuscular Disorder clinic appointments, or to schedule an EMG study:

Phone: 312-996-4780

Fax: 312-413-7716

Our Locations:

UIC Outpatient Care Center

1801 W. Taylor St. Suite 4E

Chicago, IL 60612