Department of Neurology

Neuromuscular Specialists

mdweiss@uw.edu
Phone: 206.598.7688 Fax: 206.598.7698
Michael Weiss, M.D.
Director of the Neuromuscular Diseases Division
Professor of Neurology
Adjunct Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

1959 NE Pacific Street Box 356115
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Weiss, Director of the Neuromuscular Diseases Division, is a UW Professor of Neurology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathies especially Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), inflammatory myopathies, myotonic disorders, and muscular dystrophies. His research interests include therapeutic studies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory myopathies, multifocal motor neuropathy, and CIDP; and observational studies of inflammatory neuropathies.


jdistad@uw.edu
Phone: 206.616.5205 Fax: 206.685.8100
Jane Distad, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
1959 NE Pacific Street Box 356465
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Distad is a UW Associate Professor of Neurology. She sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), and performs electrodiagnostic studies at both UWMC and Harborview Medical Center. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases including myasthenia gravis, inflammatory myopathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), peripheral neuropathies especially inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (eg, CIDP), muscular dystrophies, myotonic disorders, and general neurology. Her clinical research interests include therapeutic studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory myopathies, multifocal motor neuropathy, and CIDP. She is also involved with Medical Student teaching and management.


leowang@uw.edu
Phone: 206.598.7688
Leo Wang, M.D.
Assistant Professor WOT, Neurology
1959 NE Pacific Street Box 356465
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington. He sees patients at the University of Washington Medical Center. His subspeciality training has given him expertise in helping patients with the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathies (especially Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), inherited neuropathies and myopathies, inflammatory myopathies, myotonic disorders, and muscular dystrophies. He also has an interest in autoimmune encephalitis.


ekraus@uw.edu
Phone: 206.598.0216 Fax: 206.598.7698
Eric Kraus, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
1959 NE Pacific Street Box 356465
Seattle, WA 98195
Dr. Kraus is a UW associate professor of Neurology. He sees clinic patients at the University of Washington Medical Center and attends on the hospital wards at UW Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. His clinical focus is general neurology and his academic focus is neurology education. Dr. Kraus dedicates 50% of his time to medical student education and is the student required neurology clerkship director. He finds great pleasure in making complicated neurology topics understandable to students and patients alike.