Welcome to the Washington University ALS Center.

We provide quality care, state-of-the-art treatment, precision medicine, and research opportunities to patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Best ALS Lou Gehrig's Patient Treatment Care Clinic

ALS Patient Care

Our team, consisting of physicians, clinicians, researchers and experts, collaborates to evaluate patient needs, create individualized clinical care plans, and implement recommended clinical services.

Patient Services Appointments

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials transform promising laboratory research into life-enhancing treatments. Patients at our Center have access to leading-edge clinical trials which focus on personalized medicine to improve the understanding, treatment, and prevention of ALS.

Clinical Trials & Studies

Top ALS patient clinical trials midwest region

ALS and neurodegenerative disease research lab St. Louis

Research & Precision Medicine

Our world-class team transforms cutting-edge translational research into new therapies, accelerating treatment and the search for a cure. Dr. Miller is an international leader in precision medicine for neurologic disease.

ALS Research



Patient and Research Participant
Lyle Rakers; Ballwin, MO

Prospective natural history study of_C9orf72ALS_clinical characteristics and biomarkers

Prospective natural history study of_C9orf72ALS_clinical characteristics and biomarkers Our team’s hard work has been published in Neurology. This paper profiles the clinical features, such as age at disease onset, survival duration, and measures of disease progression, of ALS patients with mutations in the C9orf72 gene. By defining the natural history of this patient population, this […]

Healey Center International Prize for Innovation in ALS Award

The award goes to Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Don Cleveland, PhD, of the Ludwig Institute at the University of California at San Diego, Richard Smith, MD, of the Center of Neurological Study in La Jolla, California, Toby Ferguson, MD, PhD, for Biogen and Frank Bennett, PhD, […]



Join our Email List

Sign up for our email list
to receive updates from the ALS Center. 

Sign Up Now


Help us develop new treatments, therapies and cures.

Donate Now

Clinical Trials

Participate in a trial or study that relate to the cause and treatment of ALS.

Clinical Trials


qoute-1ak6iea   The staff are compassionate and caring. They understand that they’re working with people, not just subjects. I pray that with their assistance one day there will be a cure for ALS.”

Pattie H
Clinical Trial Participant

qoute-1ak6iea   Working with Dr. Miller and his team has been awesome. I was able to participate in studies, which made me feel that I was fighting the disease. I felt part of a team.”

Helen W
Clinical Trial Participant