XXIX Congresso Brasileiro de Neurologia




Dr. Amato is the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Distinguished Chair in Neurology. He is the Chief of the Neuromuscular Division and Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He was elected by his peers to be the chair of the Neuromuscular Section of the American Academy of Neurology (April 2011-April 2013). He founded the Harvard Partners (BWH/MGH) ACGME-approved Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship program- the largest such training program in the country. Previously, he started and directed the Partners (BWH/MGH) Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. Dr. Amato is an author or co-author on over 350 published articles, chapters, and books. He co-wrote chapters on Muscle Diseases, Peripheral Neuropathies, and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders in the most recent editions of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and has written one the leading textbooks in the field, Neuromuscular Disorders. He is an Associate Editor of Neurology. He has been involved in clinical research trials involving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, and myopathies- including trials in patients with muscular dystrophy, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis.