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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Center

SMA expert Dr. Charlotte Sumner in her labDr. Charlotte Sumner

The Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Center is a multidisciplinary clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Our Mission

  • Provide expert and multidisciplinary care to patients with spinal muscular atrophy and related disorders, from infancy through adulthood
  • Administer new, FDA-approved treatments
  • Participate in multicenter clinical trials of novel SMA therapeutics
  • Offer support services to those living with SMA, as well as their families
  • Further understand the pathogenesis of SMA through integrating clinical and preclinical studies
  • Increase public awareness and educate patients and their families about SMA
  • Inspire and train the next generation of researchers and clinicians to address this devastating disorder

Breaking News

On December 23, 2016, the FDA approved nusinersen to treat spinal muscular atrophy. Read more.

Press release: Experiments in Mice May Help Boost Newly FDA-approved Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. 

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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259

Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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