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Ahmet Hoke, MD PhD

Director, Neuromuscular Division
Professor of Neurology

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  • Director, Neuromuscular Division
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Neuroscience

Centers & Institutes

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic
  • Charcot-Marie Tooth Center
  • Peripheral Nerve Center
  • Sweat Disorders, Center for


Hyperhidrosis, Neurology, Neuropathies

Research Interests

Mechanisms of peripheral neuropathies; developing treatments for nerve regeneration and neuroprotection


Dr. Ahmet Hoke focuses on neuromuscular diseases with a particular interest in peripheral nerve diseases. He has specialized expertise in nerve conduction studies, electromyography and nerve and muscle biopsy reading. In 2005, he received the coveted Derek Denny Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award given by the American Neurological Association to a member of the association who has achieved a significant stature in neurological research and whose promise of continuing major contributions to the field of neurology is anticipated.

Dr. Ahmet Hoke received his medical degree from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. He then completed an internship and residency in medicine at MetroHealth Saint Lukes Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University before joining The Johns Hopkins for his neurology residency. He went on to the University of Calgary for a neuromuscular fellowship.


  • English
  • Turkish


American Academy of Neurology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Neurological Association
Peripheral Nerve Society
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Society for Neuroscience

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  • Education +


    • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland OH ) (1994)
    • Hacettepe University (Ankara) (1988)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Neurology (Baltimore MD ) (1997)
    • Saint Luke's Medical Center / Internal Medicine (Cleveland OH ) (1992)


    • Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Calgary / Neuromuscular Medicine (CalgaryAlberta) (1999)
    • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (Champaign IL ) (1989)


    • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2009)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Hoke's research interest includes studies on basic biology of peripheral axons and Schwann cells and disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. He uses in vitro and in vivo models of peripheral neuropathies (HIV-associated sensory neuropathies and toxic neuropathies) to study the mechanism of axonal damage and develop therapeutic targets for drug development. In addition, he has more basic research focusing on mechanisms of axonal degeneration and regeneration using in vitro and in vivo models. He utilizes engineered stem cells as therapeutic gene delivery tools to promote axonal regeneration in chronically denervated nerves as seen in many degenerating disorders of the peripheral nervous system such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and inherited neuropathies.

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  • Activities & Honors +


    - Derek Denny Brown Award, American Neurological Association (2005)
    - Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University, USA (2002-4)
    - Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Clinical Research Fellowship, Canada (1997-1999)
    - Jay Slotkin Award for Excellence in Research, Johns Hopkins University, USA (1997)

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    Meet Our Expert: Dr. Ahmet Hoke

    Dr. Ahmet Hoke, Director of Neuromuscular Division, specializes in diseases of the peripheral nervous system, specifically peripheral neuropathies

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    The Battle to Protect and Preserve Peripheral Nerves, Doorways to Discovery (November 2014)

    Antioxidant shows promise to prevent peripheral neuropathy, Palm Beach Daily News (11/26/2013)

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    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2227
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