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Michio Hirano, MD

Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Disorders, Director, H. Houston Merritt Clinical Research Center, Medical Director, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics/Laboratory of Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disease, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Neurology


Dr. Hirano received his B.A. from Harvard College and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), he did his neurology residency training and a post-doctoral fellowship in neuromuscular genetics under Drs. Salvatore DiMauro and Eric Schon.

Currently, Dr. Hirano serves as Chief of the Neuromuscular Division, Co-Director of the CUMC Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, and Director of the H. Houston Merritt Center for Muscular Dystrophy and Related Diseases. He evaluated patients with myopathies and other neuromuscular disorders.