MDA/ALS Clinic

LSU Muscular Dystrophy Association/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Clinic – LSU MDA/ALS Clinic(Adult)

In May of 2013, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced the designation of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Medicine as an official MDA/ALS Center. The designation makes LSUHSC the first MDA/ALS Center in Louisiana and recognizes the high standards of care offered by a team of specialized physicians and therapists for people in the Greater New Orleans area who are living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). LSUHSC is the 44th designated MDA/ALS Center in the country, joining a national network of MDA/ALS Centers that provide a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of ALS. LSUHSC has built a comprehensive medical team of clinicians including a board-certified neurologist, a pulmonologist, and respiratory, physical and speech therapists and a social worker.

This is a multidisciplinary clinic sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association that serves patients with neuromuscular disorders. Two full day clinics are held per month. Appointments and Referrals are made directly through the Muscular Dystrophy Association Program Service Coordinator for the New Orleans area, Ms. Ehren Malone. Please call (504) 455-4460 to schedule an appointment. The Medical Director of the LSU MDA/ALS Clinic is Dr. Amparo (Amy) Gutierrez. The LSU MDA/ALSClinic is located at the LSU Healthcare Network, 3700 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, (504) 412-1517.