A diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, can be challenging for patients and their families. ALS is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of motor neurons. Between 3,000 and 5,000 new cases of ALS are diagnosed every year in the United States.

The University of Maryland ALS Clinic (ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence) provides families the help they need in managing patients' complex and changing medical needs. The clinic offers patients a multidisciplinary approach in treating ALS. It is one of only two university-based programs available in Maryland offering specialty clinics where patients can see a team of specialists, including their neurologist, pulmonologist and nutritionist — as well as physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists — all in one day.

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The University of Maryland ALS Clinic (ALS Certified Treatment Center of Excellence) at UMMC Midtown Campus has cared for ALS patients since 2006. The clinic offers a comprehensive approach to care and is one of two university-based programs in Maryland. The Maryland ALS Clinic offers monthly clinics where patients can see neurologists, pulmonologists and nutritionists, as well as physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, all in one day.

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For more information about our services or to make an appointment, call 410-328-3100.