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Neuromuscular Medicine Program

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The Neuromuscular Medicine Program at Children’s National Hospital provides expert comprehensive and compassionate care for the evaluation, management and treatment of infants, children and teenagers with neuromuscular conditions. As one of the largest referral sites for children for neuromuscular care and treatment in the Washington, D.C., region, our program leverages the expertise of our specialists to provide highly coordinated care that emphasizes improving your child’s quality of life and health.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information, call 202-476-3611.

Our detailed diagnostic testing and expert care team allows for personalized care for your child, whether they are in the early stages of diagnosis or under long-term care for rare diseases.

Choosing Children’s National for Pediatric Neuromuscular Care

Neuromuscular diseases frequently lead to some form of weakness or abnormal motor development. These can be disorders that affect the motor neurons, nerves, muscles or the communication between nerves and muscles (neuromuscular junction). Since neuromuscular disorders frequently cause muscle weakness, children affected by neuromuscular disease require multidisciplinary care aimed at maintaining general health, promoting growth and development and optimizing functional activities.

This journey may begin for some families with a prenatal diagnosis or for parents who are identified as carriers for a hereditary neuromuscular disease, to babies identified by newborn screening with particular conditions and to those infants or children who come to our clinic after onset of symptoms. In all cases, we are here for your child and your family to provide in depth and up to date guidance, support, care and treatment.

What Our Program Offers

Top-Ranked Care

Care for Your Child's Physical and Mental Health

Consolidated Appointments

Diagnostic Services

Groundbreaking Medical Therapies

Camps and Community Engagement

Conditions We Treat

Learn more about the conditions we treat in the Neuromuscular Medicine Program.


At Children's National, we treat the whole child, paying special attention to your child's physical and emotional needs. Find out about available treatments from the Neuromuscular Medicine Program.

More About the Neuromuscular Medicine Program

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Services We Provide

Referring providers

Contact Information

Referring providers can contact us at 202-476-6193 or via email to Kathleen Smart.