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Richard Nowak, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Program in Clinical & Translational Neuromuscular Research; Director, Yale Myasthenia Gravis Clinic

Contact Information

Richard Nowak, MD, MS

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Neurology

    PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT 06520-8082

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Nowak is focused on elucidating the immunopathologic mechanisms of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder targeting the neuromuscular junction in patients resulting in weakness. He is working toward identifying new drug targets as well as exploring the effectiveness of B cell directed therapies (e.g., rituximab).

Specialized Terms: Myasthenia Gravis; Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS); CIDP; Immune Therapies, Neuropathy; Charcot Marie Tooth Disease; ALS.

Extensive Research Description


Research Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease; Myasthenia Gravis; Neurology; Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating

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Clinical Trials