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Dr. McVey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Following that, her training included an internship in Internal Medicine and a Neurology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Dr. McVey underwent a postdoctoral fellowship in neuromuscular disease with Dr. Robert Miller at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
During her career in the Air Force, Dr. McVey served as the Residency Program Training Officer in the Neurology residency program at Wilford Hall, Chief of Neurophysiology, and had joint appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. McVey was the Neurology Consultant to the United States Air Force Surgeon General.
She joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Neurology, in July, 2001. She is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Neuromuscular Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, and is also certified by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. McVey is the director of the ALSA (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association) clinic. She is listed in The Best Doctors in America.
Dr. McVey's clinical interests are in neuromuscular disorders and her present research focuses primarily on ALS, though she is also involved in research on myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathies, myositis and muscular dystrophies.
April L. McVey, M.D.