The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Clinic at Children’s Hospital provides all-in-one care centered on this most common form of muscular dystrophy. Our specially trained and experienced experts make your child’s access to care more convenient, providing everything Vanderbilt offers in one central place.
We coordinate your child’s visits with experts in pediatric Neurology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Palliative Care, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Social Work. This simplifies your care experience so you’ll spend less time away from home. It could save you one to two hours in the hospital. We can also arrange visits with Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and General Surgery the same day. We perform any necessary studies, tests and imaging in one day, before scheduled appointments.
Our DMD specialists trained in such institutions as Johns Hopkins, Children's Hospital of Cleveland, Emory University and here at Vanderbilt. Their research efforts have received funding from the FDA and NIH. They bring together not only top clinical and scientific skills and experience, but a special interest in understanding DMD and treating young patients with this condition.
Your child may be able to participate in one of many DMD research studies at Vanderbilt. As an academic medical center, our studies help improve the quality of care for all patients and their families. Your involvement in our research studies is always voluntary.