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Customized care for your unique needs
There are over 100 disorders that affect the nerves, from Bell’s palsy to Lou Gehrig’s disease, and every patient is different. That’s why our goal is to ensure you receive the care plan best suited to your needs.

About us

The Neuromuscular Disorders Center and Electrodiagnostic Laboratory at Lenox Hill Hospital is composed of a multidisciplinary team of experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles. These conditions can significantly impact your quality of life, so having a timely and comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan is crucial.

Our electrodiagnostic laboratory has earned accreditation with exemplary status, the highest designation given by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. In addition, we have been recognized as Partners in the Myasthenia Gravis Care Program of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. This partnership allows us to connect patients and families with this condition to the high quality care, support services, and educational materials that they may need.

As part of Northwell HealthNew York state’s largest healthcare provider—we have access to vast resources including specialists from neurosurgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, and more to aid in evaluation and treatment. We also work closely with healthcare professionals such as physical and occupational therapists and speech and swallow experts to provide the most comprehensive care possible.

In addition, we work in close collaboration with the dedicated professionals at national organizations such as the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and the Cure SMA Foundation.

Conditions we treat

We treat a number of conditions including:

  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Other mononeuropathies (wrist drop, foot drop, etc.)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Cervical and lumbar radiculopathy (e.g., sciatica)
  • Brachial and lumbosacral plexus diseases, including Parsonage-Turner syndrome
  • Inherited neuropathies, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Autoimmune neuropathies, including Guillain-Barre syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Autoimmune myopathies, including polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Inherited myopathies, including muscular and myotonic dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other motor neuron diseases
  • Other inherited diseases of nerve and muscle

Diagnosis & treatment

Our center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluations, starting with comprehensive clinical evaluation by our expert clinicians who have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions. We offer a number of diagnostic and treatment options, including:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies and electromyography, or EMGs)
  • Repetitive nerve stimulation
  • Neuromuscular ultrasound
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Genetic testing for inherited neuromuscular diseases
  • Skin biopsy for the diagnosis of small-fiber neuropathy
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy
  • Botox administration (for spasticity and dystonia)
  • Immunotherapy, both at our adjacent Infusion Center as well as home infusions
  • Speech and swallow evaluation and treatment
  • Intrathecal nusinersen (Spinraza) treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Our team

Sami Saba, MD

Specialties: Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine

Clinical professionals

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Catherine Claro, NP

Movement Disorder Nurse Practitioner

Our care partners

Neurogenetics: Swati Sathe

Nerve and Muscle biopsies: John Boockvar, Jason Ellis, Allan Conway

Spine surgery: Mitchell Levine, Jonathan Oren, David Langer

Pulmonary Medicine: Suhail Raoof

Rheumatology: Nicola Berman

Orthopedics: Daniel Seidman

Pain management: Kiran Patel, Michael Nicolleti 

Hand Surgery: Steven Beldner, Daniel Polatsch

Speech and Swallow: Michelle Graham

Department Chair

Souhel Najjar, MD

Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Neurology Service Line
Northwell Health

Chair, Neurology
Lenox Hill Hospital

Chair, Neurology
North Shore University Hospital

Chair, Neurology
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chair, Neurology
Staten Island University Hospital

Chair & Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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