The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Center

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital offers comprehensive evaluations and symptom management for patients with confirmed or suspected CMT disease. 

  • Our multi-specialty team uses a combination of clinical care and patient education to improve the quality of life for patients and families living with this condition. 
  • We offer opportunities for participation in research studies, including clinical trials, related to the causes, mechanism and treatment of CMT.
  • Our Center is recognized in the U.S. and internationally as a leader in CMT patient care and clinical trials and therapies. The center is one of five National Centers of Excellence established by the CMT Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.    

Our Services

The CMT Center provides comprehensive clinical care, disease education, as well as empathy and support for patients and their families. From initial diagnosis to the advanced stages of disease, we work with patients to maximize health and functioning through therapy, exercise and nutrition. 

  • During your first appointment, you will be evaluated by a neurologist – a specialist trained in neuromuscular diseases, CMT, and other disorders related to CMT. 
  • Once the CMT diagnosis is confirmed by the neurologist, the multi-specialty care team will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan. 
  • Depending on your treatment plan, our center can offer physical and occupational therapy, orthotics (bracing and other supportive devices), genetic counseling and electromyography (EMG) testing.

Clinic appointments are available on the first and third Mondays of each month.

Research and Clinical Trials

The Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Center is part of the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium (INC), a group of academic medical centers, patient support organization, and clinical research resources dedicated to conducting clinical research in different forms of CMT and improving patient care. Our center participates in ongoing studies coordinated by the INC. Our patients who might benefit from and are eligible for clinical research studies are offered an opportunity to participate. Studies may include natural history, genetic and disease biomarker studies.

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Extended Care Team

  • Christy Smith
    Genetics Counselor
  • Anne Spar and Meredith Drake
    Physical Therapists
  • Michelle Koehler
    Orthotist- Dennison Orthotics
  • NuMotion and Jeff Cupps
    Durable Medical Equipment Rep.

  • Jennifer Bolling
    Muscular Dystrophy Association Rep.
  • Theresa Cox
    Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic Coordinator
  • Eun Park
    CMT Study Coordinator