Helping patients and families navigate ALS Center for ALS Specialty Care

Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) face unique challenges that are best addressed by a multi-specialty clinic. With a diverse range of expertise, the Center for ALS Specialty Care helps patients and families navigate the various aspects of this difficult disease.

Multi-Specialty ALS Care

Studies show that care in a multi-specialty ALS clinic improves both longevity and quality of life. Each of our team members offers unique expertise to guide patients through this disease.

Neurological Care

Our neurologists optimize nerve health with targeted therapies and cutting-edge clinical trial opportunities.

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Pulmonary Care

Our pulmonologists have dedicated ALS expertise to maximize patients’ lung function.

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Speech-Language Pathology

Our speech-language pathologists use strategies to promote swallowing function and maintain communication.

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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists promote mobility and safety with ALS-specific interventions.

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Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help patients navigate activities of daily living by anticipating future needs.

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Palliative Care

Our neuropalliative care specialists focus on improving and protecting patients’ quality of life.

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Convenient ALS Care

"With telemedicine, Dr. Maragakis can have a presence in my home without me physically having to go to see him. That's a huge energy savings, especially for a patient with ALS." - David, a patient of the Center for ALS Specialty Care. Hear from David and learn more about telemedicine.

Our ALS Care Team

Nicholas J. Maragakis, M.D.

Medical Director

Nicholas Maragakis

JinAe Arneklev, M.S.N., C.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

JinAe Arneklev

Ambereen Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.

Palliative Care Physician

Ambereen Mehta

Hannah Smith, PT, DPT, NCS

Physical Therapist

Hannah Smith

Michelle Gosnell, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Michelle Gosnell

Betsy Mosmiller

Senior Research Program Manager

Betsy Mosmiller

Destiny Burton

Medical Office Coordinator

Amy Tesch

Research Program Coordinator

Amy Tesch

Lexi Tutor, MS, CCC-SLP

ALS Association Assistive Technology Specialist

Other Specialists

The Center for ALS Specialty Care works with other specialists across Johns Hopkins to address patients' specific medical needs.

Weiyi Mu, Sc.M.

Genetic Counselor

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David McEvoy Cromwell, M.D.


About Our Center

The Center for ALS Specialty Care is sponsored by the ALS Association, a nonprofit organization that supports ALS research, services and programs around the world.

Make a Gift

Your donation helps us continue our legacy of ALS discovery and care. You can make a gift through our online form. To do so, designate your gift to the Center for ALS Specialty Care.