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Betty Soliven, M.D.

Dr. Betty Soliven is a Professor at the University of Chicago Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Neurology Clinic in the Center for Peripheral Neuropathy. She is also the Director of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory for Neuromuscular Diseases (EMG Lab) and Co-Director of the MDA Clinic.

She obtained her M.D. from the University of Santo Tomas, (Philippines) in 1980. After her neurology residency at the University of Chicago, she went to the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (New York) for a neuromuscular/EMG fellowship with Dr. Lewis P. Rowland and Dr. Robert Lovelace. She then returned to the University of Chicago for a three-year research training in cellular physiology with Dr. Deborah Nelson and joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology in 1989.

Dr. Soliven is interested in neuromuscular diseases such as neuropathy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscle diseases, as well as autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system such as myasthenia, CIDP. Her laboratory focuses on immune-neural interaction and demyelinating diseases of the nervous system, particularly from the perspective of glial electrophysiology and biology.

She is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Peripheral Nerve Society, American Neurological Association, American Academy of Neurology and American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She also serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of CMT Associations.

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