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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 and other neuron diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases
    • Muscular dystrophies
    • Congenital myopathies
    • Channelopathies
    • Inflammatory myopathies
    • Metabolic myopathies
    • Myopathies associated with medical problems
    • Myasthenia and other neuromuscular junction disorders
    • Peripheral neuropathies including acquired and hereditary 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 neuro diseases
  • Caregiver burden in ALS and motor neuron disease
  • Development of brain computer interface for communication and independence fNIR for detection of frontal lobe pathology
  • Clinical Trials in ALS
  • Tissue banking and biomarkers in ALS

Basic Science

  • Development of models of motor neuron diseases
  • Genetic modifiers of ALS and motor neuron diseases
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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Sub-specialty in Adult Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Diseases


  • Co-Chairman, The Northeast ALS Consortium
  • ALS Research Group
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurologic Association

Digital Bibliography

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