Our Mission
is to deliver high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive ALS clinical care and to pursue cutting-edge research focused on finding new therapies for ALS.

The Washington University in St. Louis ALS Center provides quality care, state-of-the-art treatment, and research opportunities to patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

We bring ALS disciplines together under a single umbrella, offering a full spectrum of treatment while working toward the development of new therapies and, one day, a cure. Our multidisciplinary team of world-class physicians, clinicians and researchers collaborate to solve challenges, design innovative therapies, and provide life-enhancing treatment for ALS in St. Louis, Missouri and the entire Midwest region.

We understand that ALS doesn’t just affect health: the disease also impacts work, family, and social lives.


ALS Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Washington University ALS Center is committed to providing a healthcare environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive to people of all backgrounds. The Center strives to 1) provide the highest level of clinical care to every member of its diverse population of patients and 2) create a safe environment in which each of its clinicians, staff, researchers, and students can perform, learn, and train to their highest abilities. To foster this environment, the ALS Center does not discriminate in providing access to patient services or in the employment or recruitment of staff or students on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 


“Our Center brings together clinical care for patients with ALS, clinical trials to find effective therapies, and basic science and translational research to understand the mechanisms behind the disease.”

– Dr. Timothy Miller, Director