Richard Nowak, MD, MS

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Neurophysiology | Nowak Lab

Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

IBM Registry

Research Interests

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

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

https://medicine.yale.edu/neurology/divisions/neuromuscular/nmresearch.aspx

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Diseases of the Nervous System Immunologic Mechanisms in Neurological Diseases
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System, Diseases of the Nervous System Safety and Efficacy Study of RA101495 in Subjects With Generalized Myasthenia Gravis
Diseases of the Nervous System Characterization of Agrin/LRP4 Antibody Positive Myasthenia Gravis
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System, Diseases of the Nervous System Efficacy and Safety of IGIV-C in Corticosteroid Dependent Patients With Generalized Myasthenia Gravis
Diseases of the Nervous System Phase II Trial of Rituximab In Myasthenia Gravis

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Richard Nowak, MD, MS
Office Location
Yale School of Medicine, Department of NeurologyHunter Building
15 York Street, Ste 9th floor

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8082

Program in Clinical & Translational Neuromuscular Research (CTNR)