The Emory ALS Center, led by Dr. Jonathan Glass, is one of the largest clinical centers for ALS in the United States. The Center provides true multidisciplinary care for patients and families with ALS and related disorders. The team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, therapists, and dieticians care for both the physical and emotional needs of our patients and their families. The focus of the patient model is on independence and quality of life through state-of-the-art intervention.
Emory ALS Center physician-scientists continue to perform groundbreaking research, including developing surgical methods for delivery of therapeutics to the spinal cord. The researchers search tirelessly for a cure for this devastating disease, focusing on basic mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration, genetics of ALS, and new experimental treatments.