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Shawn J. Bird, M.D.

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Evoked Potential Laboratory, Department of Neurology , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory, Department of Neurology , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Neurodiagnostic Laboratories, Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship (ACGME #1834118010) , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, Neuromuscular, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology
3rd Floor Gates Building, HUP
3400 Spuce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6551
Fax: 215-349-5579
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Cornell University, 1979.
B.S. (Electrical Engineering)
Cornell University, 1979.
M.D. (Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1983.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, New York, 1983-1984.
Resident in Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1984-1987.
Fellowship, Clinical Neuromuscular Diseases and Electromyography, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1987-1989.
Certifications
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), 1989.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) , 1990.
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, Added Qualifications in Neuromuscular Medicine , 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical trials of new medications for myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, as well as a large multi-center patient oriented outcome study of newly-diagnosed patients with myasthenia.

Using electrodiagnostic techniques and neurologic examination measures to assess patients serially in clinical trials involving various nerve and muscles disorders.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune neuromuscular disorders – particularly the evaluation and management of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), and chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy (CIDP).
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