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University Neurologists - Neuromuscular

The Neuromuscular Disease Clinic at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is a full-service clinic offering state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, maintaining continuity of care from childhood through adulthood.

Serving our patients since 1973, our clinic is staffed by an expert panel of specialists with a combined clinical experience of over 100 years in the management of neuromuscular disorders. We're devoted to helping people with all types of neuromuscular disorders — from carpal tunnel syndrome to muscular dystrophy. Thanks to the sophisticated technology in our state-of-the art Electromyography Lab, we can define what is causing muscle or nerve problems, even when symptoms are unusual. Once we have a diagnosis, our expert team designs individualized treatment plans, giving patients access to the latest therapies, including innovative medicines and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Peter Heydemann, MD, pediatric neurologist. He is an associate professor who received his education at Yale University and University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is board-certified in Neurology and Pediatrics. Dr. Heydemann received his residency from Children’s Memorial Hospital-pediatrics as well as University of Chicago Medical Center-Neurology (Emphasis in Child Neurology).
His clinical expertise focuses on muscular dystrophy (especially Duchenne), Rett syndrome, epilepsy, syncope, and Tourette syndrome.

Rabia Malik, MD, is board certified neurologist. She received her medical degree from Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan and completed her neurology residency training at University of Iowa. She went on to complete a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Her areas of clinical interests include Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brachial plexopathies, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, myasthenia gravis, myopathy, myositis, nerve conduction study and electromyography, and neuropathy.

Matthew N. Meriggioli, MD, is the Section Head of the Neuromuscular Section of the Department of Neurological Sciences. He is a fellowship-trained neurologist with an appointment as Professor. He is board-certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and neuromuscular medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center, followed by a neuromuscular disease f​ellowship at Duke University Health System.

His clinical expertise includes Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, motor neuron disorders, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myopathy, neuromuscular disorders, and single-fiber electromyography. 



Irwin Siegel, MD, Orthopaedic Physician — adult and pediatric. He received his medical education from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Siegel completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery in the Hines VA-Shriners Hospital Program.

His clinical expertise focuses on neuromuscular disorders, postpolio syndrome, and the orthopaedic complications of neurological disease, diagnosis, and treatment. His research interests include orthotic design and gait in movement disorders.


Madhu Soni, MD, is a fellowship-trained neurologist with an appointment as associate professor. She is board-certified in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and neuromuscular medicine. She completed her residency in neurology at Rush University Medical Center, followed by a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.

Her clinical expertise focuses on neuromuscular disorders including motor neuron disease, radiculopathy, neuropathy, neuromuscular junction diseases, and myopathy. 










Services Provided

Our neurology practice is focused on, but not limited to, the following conditions:
  • Muscular dystrophies, including Duchenne, Becker, myotonic, facioscapulohumeral (FSHD) and limb girdle
  • Metabolic diseases of muscle and myopathies due to endocrine abnormalities
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Diseases of the neuromuscular junction, including myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myastenic syndrome
  • Cervial, thorasic, and lumbar radiculopathy including: carpel tunnel syndrome, polyneuropathy, guillain barre syndrom, CIDP, and multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Diseases of peripheral nerves/neuropathies 
  • Motor neuron disease, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Kennedy's disease
  • Post-polio syndrome

Accreditation and Recognition

Univeristy Neurologists -- Neuromuscular-Chicago, IL.
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 1118
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5936
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