Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine; Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Neurology Infusion Suite
College of Medicine
Topics: Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Muscular Distrophy, nerve disease
OSU Appointment: 1985
Background: Dr. John Kissel is currently Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as co-director of the both the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ALS Clinics . He was educated at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he did both his undergraduate and medical school training. He graduated from medical school in 1978, and did a year of internal medicine residency at Ohio State University. He did his residency at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by one year of clinical neuromuscular fellowship and two years of research fellowship at The Ohio State University. He has been on the staff at The Ohio State University since 1985 and was Interim Chair Department from 2004 to 2006.
Dr. Kissel has published extensively in a wide range of peripheral nerve, muscle, and anterior horn cell disorders. His particular interests include facioscapulohumerol muscular dystrophy, and clinical trials in the various muscular dystrophies and inflammatory myopathies. He has also participated in clinical trials for the involving the inflammatory neuropathies, anterior horn cell diseases (including spinal muscular atrophy), and myasthenia gravis. He is the co-author of a popular textbook of peripheral nerve disease, “Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders”, and has written chapters for many of the standard neuromuscular textbooks. He is the immediate Past-President of the Neuromuscular Section and former member of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, and a member of the American Neurological Association. He serves on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Families of SMA, and the International Coordinating Committee for SMA.
Appointment Phone: (614) 293-4969
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395 W. 12th Ave, 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210