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Uzma Usman, MBBS

Assistant Professor; Director, Yale ALS/Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, Director, ALS Association Yale, Neurology; Associate Director of Yale MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Clinic, Neurology, Neuromuscular Division

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Uzma Usman, MBBS

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Dr. Uzma Usman is an Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Dow University of Health Sciences and did Residency and Fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine and American Board of Electro-diagnostic Medicine. Her areas of interest and expertise are ALS/Motor Neuron Disease/Lou Gehrig's disease, Inflammatory myopathies and immune mediated neuropathies including CIDP and GBS. 

Education & Training

  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
    Barrow Neurological Institute (2019)
  • Neuromuscular Fellowship
    Barrow Neurological Institute (2018)
  • Neurology Residency
    Barrow Neurological Institute (2017)
  • ALS Fellowship
    University of Alberta (2010)


  • . Steroid responsiveness in gluten related disorders with neuromuscular manifestations
    Denver, CO, United States 2020
  • Refractory Myasthenia Responsiveness to Eculizumab in a Tertiary Care Setting in Challenging Cases
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2020
  • high resolution neuroultrasound
    Houston, TX, United States 2018
    Grand round

Professional Service

Research Advisory Board, AmylyxBoard Member2024 - Present
AANEMANF research Committee2023 - Present
ANFI serve in the American neurology foundation (ANF) Research Committee which identifies and establishes relevant neuromuscular research opportunities; reviews research proposals including, but not limited to, those from other funding organizations and makes funding recommendations to the ANF Board of Director; monitors funded projects; and evaluates submissions for the President’s Research Initiative Award and provides the President with rankings to assist with the selection of recipients for this award; and assists in identifying activities and opportunities to increase individual and corporate giving. 2023 - Present
Yale University-Grand Round Planning CommitteeContributor2022 - Present
Yale UniversityClinical Competence Committee, review program growth, fellow traiing, improvement2019 - Present
Yale University Program evaluation CommitteeMember2019 - Present

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