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Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD

Professor, Neurology
Director, Temple MDA/ALS Center of Hope

Terry Heiman-Patterson
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuron diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Myasthenia and other neuromuscular junction disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathies including acquired and hereditary neuropathies-amyloid neuropathies

Research Interests

  • Autonomic involvement in ALS and motor neuron diseases
  • Pulmonary involvement in ALS and motor neuron disease
  • Cognitive involvement in ALS and motor neuron diseases
  • Development of brain computer interface for communication and independence
  • Clinical Trials in ALS
  • Tissue banking and biomarkers in ALS and PLS
  • Genetic modifiers of ALS and motor neuron diseases
  • ALS and Post-traumatic encephalopathy overlaps
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, MDA Clinical/Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1982
  • Residency, Neurology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1978
  • MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1975
  • BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1975


  • Adult Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine


  • The Northeast ALS Consortium, Chair Abstract Committee
  • ALS Research Group
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurologic Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America®, Neurology, 2017-2018, 2019-2020
  • Forbes Norris Award 2017

Digital Bibliography

Digital Bibliography