Joshua Newman, MD
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Dr. Newman joined the ALS Center research team in 2023. He sees patients in the outpatient Neuromuscular clinic with a wide variety of disorders including patients with ALS. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Neuromuscular Division at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He serves as a Site sub-investigator on several clinical studies relating to ALS.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia with a degree in neuroscience in 2014, Dr. Newman went on to receive his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C in 2018. He then moved to St. Louis to complete his internship in internal medicine, residency in Neurology, and fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Newman has received teaching awards during his residency at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Newman is an expert in diagnosing and treating neuromuscular disorders including ALS. He performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies. He performs diagnostic and therapeutic lumbar punctures, including delivering drugs to the fluid surrounding the spinal cord, which is instrumental in clinical trials using antisense oligonucleotides to try to turn off the production of harmful genes that cause ALS. Dr. Newman’s clinical expertise and procedural skillset allows him to offer exemplary care to patients with ALS in the Neuromuscular clinic.