MDA and CMT Clinic at the University of Michigan


The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Clinic at the University of Michigan is a new adult and pediatric multidisciplinary clinic. CMT is named for the three physicians who first described it. CMT is an inherited disorder of the peripheral nerves, caused by changes, or mutations, in a person’s genetic material (DNA), that code for proteins in the nerve fibers. Patients may experience sensory symptoms, muscle weakness and balance difficulties.


If you are interested in an evaluation and continued care at the University of Michigan CMT Clinic, please call 734-936-9020. Detailed instructions, including how to get here, parking, etc., will be provided to you.

What to expect during a visit

The CMT Clinic meets weekly on Friday mornings. Children and adults will be clinically assessed by physicians from Neurology (Dr. Sindhu Ramchandren) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Dr. Joseph Hornyak), and will have access to physical and occupational therapy, and genetic counseling. We can schedule same-day consultations for orthotics as well as EMG testing, typically done later in the afternoon on the day of your visit.  We often assess the entire family during the course of a visit, and can arrange for genetic testing if needed.  During routine follow-up visits, we monitor the patient for signs of progression of the disease.


The University of Michigan CMT Clinic participates in research conducted through the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium. Our goal is to improve the functional outcomes of patients with CMT and promote research in the field.  Participation in clinical research is voluntary and refusal will not affect the care patients receive.


The CMT Clinic is open on Friday mornings.