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Michael Polydefkis, M.D.

Michael James Polydefkis, M.D.
Director, Cutaneous Nerve Lab
Associate Professor of Neurology

Male

Appointment Phone

410-502-2909

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Titles

  • Director, Cutaneous Nerve Lab
  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-502-2909

4940 Eastern Avenue
301 Mason F. Lord Drive Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

GI Clinic
4940 Eastern Avenue
A Building, 5th floor
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Oculoplastics, Room A623
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

Expertise

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

Research Interests

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

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.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

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

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

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

    Honors

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

    Memberships

    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Neurological Association
    • Peripheral Nerve Society
    • Society for Neuroscience
  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Weak muscles can put diabetics at risk on stairs, Reuters (10/28/2014)

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