Mazen M. Dimachkie, M.D.
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Vice Chair for Research Programs
Neuromuscular Division Chief
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Director
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Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD, FAAN, FANA, strives for excellence in neuromuscular care, research and education. Dr. Dimachkie is a Professor of Neurology, Executive Vice Chairman and Vice Chairman for Research Programs and Director of the Neuromuscular Division in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He provides patients with excellent and personalized neuromuscular medicine diagnostic evaluation and clinical care services. Dr. Dimachkie offers patients direct access to cutting-edge research clinical trials in a wide variety of diseases and strongly believes in empowering patients with reliable educational materials.
As the director of KU Medical Center Neuromuscular Research, he manages one of the busiest neuromuscular clinical trials units in North America. He is also Associate Director of the KU Medical Center site participating in the NINDS Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials known as NeuroNEXT.
He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon before completing 2 years of training in Internal Medicine at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Dimachkie then completed a residency in Neurology at UT-Houston from July 1, 1990, to June 30, 1993, and fellowship in electromyography and Neuromuscular Disease from July 1, 1993, to June 30, 1994, both at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT-Houston).
He is ABPN board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neuromuscular Medicine and holds a UCNS certificate in Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology. He was on faculty at the UT-Houton Neurology Department from 1995-2007 before being recruited to lead the prolific neuromuscular Section and now Division at the KUMC. He participates in a wide variety of federally-funded neuromuscular research studies and industry-sponsored studies, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Dimachkie is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Peripheral Nerve Society, The Muscle Study Group, and sits on the Medical Scientific Advisory Boards of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and on The Myositis Association. He was elected as fellow member of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Neurological Association. In addition to being a frequently invited lecturer in the fields of ALS, myositis, myasthenia gravis, neuropathy, CIDP and other neuromuscular topics, he also has authored or co-authored more than 400 abstracts, articles and book chapters.
For more information, visit Dr. Dimachkie's University of Kansas Health System bio.