Mazen Dimachkie, M.D.

Professor & Director of Neuromuscular Section

Dr. Dimachkie received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry with Distinction and his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his neurology residency and his electomyography and neuromuscular disease fellowship at the University of Texas-Health Science Center, Houston, Texas. After completing his fellowship, he joined the faculty at UT as Assistant Professor of Neurology (1995). Between 2000 and 2007, he was the director of the UT-Houston Neuromuscular Disease Program and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Training Program. He was promoted in 2001 to Associate Professor.

Dr. Dimachkie was recruited to the University of Kansas Medical Center to direct all aspects of the prolific and vibrant Neuromuscular Section. In July 2007, Dr. Dimachkie joined the Neurology Department at KUMC as Professor of Neurology. At KUMC, he also serves as the director of the Electromyography Laboratory and of two ACGME-accredited fellowship training programs in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Neuromuscular Medicine.

Dr. Dimachkie is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Neuromuscular Medicine. He also holds membership in the American Academy of Neurology, American Association for Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Peripheral Nerve Society and the American Neurological Association. He was been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Neurological Association. He co-directs the University of Kansas Neuropathy Center and the GBS/CIDP International Foundation Center for Excellence at KU Medical Center. He is an invited speaker to local, national and international meetings to educate physicians and patients about neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Dimachkie has published in the areas of peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, motor nueron disease, myasthenia gravis, and many more. He serves as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several multi-center clinical trials in a wide variety of neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and the genetic and acquired myopathies. He serves as Associate Director of the Heartland Unit for Neuroscience Trials, which is funded by NeuroNEXT, the NIH Networks for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. He also directs one of the busiest neuromuscular clinical trials units in the U.S., allocating personnel and resources needed for the effective conduct of research studies. He is a member of multiple national and international scientific, research and education committees.

Contact Information
Phone: 913.588.0649
Fax: 913.588.6948
Mailing Address:
Department of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
3599 Rainbow Blvd., MS 2012
Kansas City, KS 66160

Last modified: Jul 31, 2013

Mazen Dimachkie, M.D.


Mazen Dimachkie, M.D.
Professor & Director of Neuromuscular Section