The Neuromuscular Program strives to provide a diagnosis, improve care, outcome, and quality of life for patients suffering from disorders of nerve and muscle. Our program includes the Neuromuscular Clinic, the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, the Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, and the EMG Laboratory.

As a team, we work together to diagnose your condition by evaluating numbness and weakness and determining if these symptoms are caused by diseases of nerve, neuromuscular junction, or muscle. We also conduct significant research to guide treatment decisions to the latest treatment options.

Clinical Specialties

The Neuromuscular Clinic focuses on peripheral neuropathies, disorders of the nerve-muscle junction, and disorders of muscle. The Muscular Dystrophy Clinic is sponsored by the MDA and addresses 40 disorders, including dystrophies and hereditary neuropathies. 

The Motor Neuron Disease Clinic is a MDA sponsored regional multidisciplinary care clinic that sees patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The EMG laboratory has state of the art equipment and is used to help diagnose disorders of nerve and muscle. We also work with pathologists to interpret muscle biopsies.

Treatment & Testing

Many patients with neuromuscular disorders will have a test called an electrodiagnostic study. These tests allow doctors to see how well your nerves work and communicate with your muscles. Learn more about electrodiagnostic studies.

Mark B. Bromberg, MD, PhD

Patient Rating:


4.7 out of 5

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 his medical degree and his neurology residency training from the University of Michigan. He also completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases at the University o... Read More

Russell J. Butterfield, MD, PhD

Russell Butterfield, MD, PhD received his PhD in mammalian genetics, and medical degree from the University of Illinois. He completed his residency training in pediatric neurology at the University of Utah in June 2009. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, after completing a fellowship in neuromus... Read More


Muscular Dystrophy, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases, Pediatric Neurology


Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-213-3599
Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building 801-213-3599
Shriners Hospital for Children
Pediatric Neurology

Summer Gibson, MD

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Dr. Gibson is a Utah native. She attended Rice University where she earned her BA in biology and then received her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. At that point she returned to Utah where she completed her residency training in Neurology, in her last year she was nominated a co-chief. During her residency she d... Read More

Nicholas Johnson, MD

Patient Rating:


4.4 out of 5

Nicholas Johnson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Pathology at the University of Utah with a focus in inherited neuromuscular disorders. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Psychology at The University of Arizona. He then obtained his medical degree at The University of Arizona. He ... Read More

Mark A. Mahan, MD

Patient Rating:


4.8 out of 5

Dr. Mahan specializes in complex peripheral nerve surgery, spine surgery and neurologic reconstruction for diseases such as spasticity, spinal cord injury, nerve injury and stroke. Dr. Mark Mahan is a neurosurgeon who specializes in peripheral nerve and spinal disorders. He completed his residency at the internationally recognized Barrow Neurologi... Read More

Patrick D. Nicholson, MD

Patrick Nicholson, MD, is a visiting instructor in the department of neurology, University of Utah. He is currently pursuing subspecialty training in the division of neuromuscular medicine. Originally from Utah, he obtained his medical degree at Saint Louis University and completed residency training in Neurology at the University of Utah in 2016, ... Read More


Neuromuscular Diseases


Clinical Neurosciences Center 801-585-7575

David R. Renner, MD

Patient Rating:


4.9 out of 5

In 2002, Dr. Renner joined the Department of Neurology faculty, where he currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Neurology and a diplomate of tropical medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Renner is the course director for medical school neurosciences (Brain and Behavior). Dr. Renner is very active in teaching and mentoring, and ha... Read More

J. Robinson Singleton, MD

Patient Rating:


4.6 out of 5

J. Robinson Singleton, MD is Director of the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular disease diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to neurology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation residents, and has helped train 15 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton also serves on the Cen... Read More

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

Patient Rating:


4.3 out of 5

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Research at the University of Utah, where he also serves as Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine and director of the Jack H. Petajan EMG Laboratory and the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mayo Medical School. He c... Read More

University Campus/Research Park

Clinical Neurosciences Center 175 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7575
Primary Children's Hospital 100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 585-7575
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