- clinical care of ALS patients
- quality of life for ALS patients and caregivers
- development of new electrodiagnostic techniques
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Neurology - Professor
||American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Biographical Sketch: MBB
Mark B Bromberg
Professor of Neurology
• Undergraduate: St. John’s College, Annapolis MD; BA (1966)
• Graduate school: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; PhD in Neurophysiology (1973)
• Medical school: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; MD (1982)
• Internship: St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI; MD (1983)
• Neurology residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; MD (1986)
• Neuromuscular fellowship: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; MD (1987)
Dr Mark Bromberg is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah. He received a doctoral degree in Neurophysiology from the University of Vermont and completed a fellowship at the University of Washington focusing on sensory and motor integration. He became an Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York and later at the University of Michigan focusing on basic sensory and motor research. He received his medical degree and his neurology residency training from the University of Michigan. He then merged his basic research interests with neurology by completing a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at the University of Michigan. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan before moving to the University of Utah in 1994.
His clinical interests are in neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnosis (EMG). Within neuromuscular disorders his focus is on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), peripheral neuropathies, and myasthenia gravis. He has co-edited a book on peripheral neuropathies. He directs the Motor Neuron Disease/ALS clinic and co-directs the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at the University of Utah. Within electrodiagnosis his focus is on advanced EMG techniques as they can be applied to improving diagnostic certainty.
His research interests are on the clinical care of ALS patients and developing new electrodiagnostic techniques. The Motor Neuron Disease/ALS at the University of Utah is designated by the Muscular Dystrophy Association as a specialty care clinic. The clinic participates in clinical drug trials for ALS. He is active in research on issues related to quality of life for ALS patients and caregivers and is co-editor of a book that will be published soon on quality of life in neurodegenerative diseases. He has been invited to lecture on ALS at national and international ALS conferences.
Dr Bromberg has worked to develop and advance several EMG techniques. One is motor unit number estimation (MUNE) that is an electrodiagnostic technique that provides unique information that is helpful in the diagnosis and tracking of changes in ALS. Another is quantitative EMG (QEMG) that takes advantages of computer processing to refine EMG signals. He has published numerous articles in the field and organized and hosted two international symposia on MUNE and QEMG with publication of the proceedings. He received the 2011 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr Bromberg has published over 120 articles and 30 book chapter, and has edited or co-edited 4 books. He is on he editorial board of Muscle & Nerve, Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Diseases, and Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for 12 other journals.
He is very active in teaching and mentorship. He has received departmental teaching awards from the University of Michigan and the University of Utah. He serves as the School of Medicine’s 3rd year neurology clerkship. He has put together a web site (eneuroinfo.com) that includes a primer of common neuromuscular diseases and is writing a primer of EMG for residents and fellows. He is director of the Clinical Neuromuscular Fellowship Program that has trained over 20 fellows. He has been a mentor to graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows and faculty, and is the chair of the department’s Retention, Promotion and Tenure committee.