Neuromuscular Program

The Neuromuscular Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is dedicated to treating infants, children and teens with neuromuscular disorders.

Neuromuscular disorders include a wide range of conditions including:

  • Myopathies
  • muscular dystrophies
  • neuropathies
  • neuromuscular junction disorders (such as myasthenia gravis)
  • motor neuron diseases (such as spinal muscular atrophy)

Multidisciplinary Neuromuscular Clinics that we offer:

  • Dystrophinopathy clinic: children with Duchenne and Becker Muscular dystrophies
  • Muscular dystrophy clinic: children with other types of muscular dystrophies, myopathies, and myasthenia gravis
  • SMA clinic: children with spinal muscular atrophy
  • Neuropathy clinic: children with inherited neuropathy (Charcot Marie Tooth disease) and acquired neuropathy, such as CIDP
  • Undiagnosed neuromuscular clinic: children with suspected neuromuscular disorders with no confirmed diagnosis

Specialties involved in providing comprehensive multidisciplinary care include:

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Rehab Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Work

Electromyography laboratory

Our dedicated electromyography (EMG) laboratory combines the expertise of neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders with technology to offer the latest in electrodiagnosis: EMG, nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulation, single fiber EMG.

Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Director, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program

Co-Director, MDA Care Center

Rachelle Stanley, BSN, RN, CPN

Neurology Specialty Nurse

Coordinator, Comprehensive Neuromuscular Program

Vikki Stefans, MD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine

Co-Director, MDA Care Center

Amit Agarwal, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Pulmonary Division

Director – ACH Chronic Vent Program

Kapil Arya, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Director, SMA Care Center

Director, SMA Multidisciplinary Clinic

J. Todd Outlaw, BSN, RN, CPN

Neurology Specialty Nurse

Coordinator, SMA Clinic and Care Center

For appointment information, please call 501-364-4000.