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Michael Polydefkis, MD

Michael James Polydefkis, MD
Director, Cutaneous Nerve Lab
Associate Professor of Neurology

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410-502-2909

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Titles

  • Director, Cutaneous Nerve Lab
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Service at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Expertise

Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Neurology, Peripheral Neuropathies

Research Interests

Mechanisms of peripheral neuropathies; Clinical trial design and biomarker development; Developing treatments for nerve regeneration and neuroprotection in human subjects; Clinical trials in peripheral neuropathy

Biography

Dr. Michael Polydefkis focuses on neuromuscular diseases, particularly peripheral nerve diseases. He has a special interest in diabetic and HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy. His expertise includes nerve conduction studies, electromyography and nerve, skin and muscle biopsy reading.

Dr. Michael Polydefkis received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then became a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellow before returning to Johns Hopkins to complete an internship and residency in internal medicine, residency in neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
Peripheral Nerve Society
American Diabetes Association
Society for Neuroscience

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1993)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (Baltimore MD) (1998)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (Baltimore MD) (2000)
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  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    - Peripheral Nerve Society Junior Investigator Award in Diabetic Neuropathy
    - Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    - Resident Teaching Award- Johns Hopkins University, USA 1995
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Lord Mason Drive, Building 301
    Room 2100
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Appointment Phone: 410-502-2909
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    Department/Division

    • Neurology - Neuromuscular

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