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Hani Kushlaf, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

, Director of the Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, Director of Neuromuscular Research

Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Tripoli School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Kentucky Medical Center
  • Internship: University of Kentucky
  • Residency: University of Kentucky
  • Residency: University of Kentucky
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Certification Date: 20130413)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 20090928) - (Recertification Date: 20191215)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine) (Certification Date: 20110815)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Certification Date: 20150101)

Languages

Arabic

Specialties

Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neurology
Neuromuscular Medicine

Research Interests

-Inherited and acquired peripheral neuropathies (including CIDP and other dysimmune neuropathies), plexopathies, myopathies, muscular dystrophies, ALS, motor neuron disorders, and neuromuscular junction disorders (myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome)
-Inclusion body myositis
-Peripheral nerve and muscle ultrasound
-Single fiber EMG and advanced EMG techniques (MUNE, MUP analysis)
-Pathology of nerve and muscle disorders
 

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Neurology

Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Alcoholic Neuropathy

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Amyloid Neuropathies

Atrophic Muscular Disorders

Autonomic Neuropathy

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)

Diabetic Neuropathies

Distal Myopathies

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Foot Drop

Frontalis Interna Hyperostosis

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

Isaacs Syndrome

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies

Mad Cow Disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

MELAS Syndrome

Memory Disorders

MERRF Syndrome

Metabolic Brain Disease

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mitochondrial Myopathies

Mononeuropathies

Motor Neuron Disease

Muscle Hypertonia

Muscle Weakness

Muscular Atrophy

Myasthenia Gravis

Myopathy

Myophosphorylase Deficiency (McArdle Disease)

Myositis

Myotonia

Myotonia Congenita

Myotonic Disorders

Myotonic Dystrophy

Nemaline Myopathies

Nerve Compression Syndromes

Nerve Pain

Nerve Pain Syndromes

Neuritis

Neurofibroma

Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis II

Neurogenic Inflammation

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Junction Disease

Neuromuscular Manifestations

Occupational Neuropathies

Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Peripheral Nervous System Disease

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peroneal Neuropathy

Polyneuropathies

Polyradiculoneuropathy

Polyradiculopathy

Radiculopathies

Radiculopathy

Sarcoglycanopathies

Sciatic Neuropathy

Sciatica

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bazrafshan, Sholeh; Kushlaf, Hani; Kakroo, Mashhood; Quinlan, John; Becker, Richard C; Sadayappan, Sakthivel 2021. Genetic Modifiers of Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders and Cardiomyopathy. Cells, 10 2,

Kushlaf, Hani 2021. Immune Profiling Beyond Antibodies in Double Seronegative and Acetylcholine Receptor Antibody Positive Myasthenia Gravis: What do we Learn? Muscle & nerve, ,

Sandrone, Stefano; Albert, Dara Vf; Dunham, S Richard; Kraker, Jessica; Noviawaty, Ika; Palm, Michael; Kushlaf, Hani 2021. Training in Neurology: How Lessons Learned on Teaching, Well-being and Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Shape the Future of Neurology Education. Neurology, ,

Barohn, Richard J; Gajewski, Byron; Pasnoor, Mamatha; Brown, Alexandra; Herbelin, Laura L; Kimminau, Kim S; Mudaranthakam, Dinesh Pal; Jawdat, Omar; Dimachkie, Mazen M ; Iyadurai, Stanley; Stino, Amro; Kissel, John; Pascuzzi, Robert; Brannagan, Thomas; Wicklund, Matthew; Ahmed, Aiesha; Walk, David; Smith, Gordon; Quan, Dianna; Heitzman, Darryl; Tobon, Alejandro; Ladha, Shafeeq; Wolfe, Gil; Pulley, Michael; Hayat, Ghazala; Li, Yuebing; Thaisetthawatkul, Pariwat; Lewis, Richard; Biliciler, Suur; Sharma, Khema; Salajegheh, Kian; Trivedi, Jaya; Mallonee, William; Burns, Ted; Jacoby, Mark; Bril, Vera; Vu, Tuan; Ramchandren, Sindhu; Bazant, Mark; Austin, Sara; Karam, Chafic; Hussain, Yessar; Kutz, Christen; Twydell, Paul; Scelsa, Stephen; Kushlaf, Hani; Wymer, James; Hehir, Michael; Kolb, Noah; Ralph, Jeffrey; Barboi, Alexandru; Verma, Navin; Ahmed, Moiz; Memon, Anza; Saperstein, David; Lou, Jau-Shin; Swenson, Andrea; Cash, Tiyonnoh 2020. Patient Assisted Intervention for Neuropathy: Comparison of Treatment in Real Life Situations (PAIN-CONTRoLS): Bayesian Adaptive Comparative Effectiveness Randomized Trial. JAMA neurology, ,

Janecek, Jacqueline; Kushlaf, Hani 2020. Toxin-Induced Channelopathies, Neuromuscular Junction Disorders, and Myopathy. Neurologic clinics, 38 4, 765-780

Kushlaf, Hani 2020. DIVING INTO THE HETEROGENEITY OF INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS. Muscle & nerve, ,

Kushlaf, Hani 2020. COVID-19 in muscle-specific kinase myasthenia gravis: A case report. Muscle & nerve, ,

Kushlaf, Hani 2020. Cystinosis myopathy: Searching for optimal clinical outcome measures. Muscle & nerve, ,

Kushlaf, Hani 2019. Peripheral Neuropathy and the Ceruloplasmin Gene. Annals of internal medicine, 170 4, 282

Kushlaf, Hani; Li, Yuebing 2019. The evidence is stacked against thymectomy in MuSK myasthenia gravis. Muscle & nerve, ,

Sandrone, Stefano; Berthaud, Jimmy V; Chuquilin, Miguel; Cios, Jacquelyne; Ghosh, Pritha; Gottlieb-Smith, Rachel J; Kushlaf, Hani; Mantri, Sneha; Masangkay, Neil; Menkes, Daniel L; Nevel, Kathryn S; Sarva, Harini; Schneider, Logan D 2019. Neurologic and neuroscience education: Mitigating neurophobia to mentor health care providers. Neurology, 92 4, 174-179

Davalos, Long; Kushlaf, Hani 2018. New onset of seropositive generalized myasthenia gravis following intravesical Bacille Calmette-Guerin treatment for bladder cancer: A case study. Muscle & nerve, ,

Lee, Ikjae; Kushlaf, Hani 2018. Needle electromyography practice patterns in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants: A survey-based study. Muscle & nerve, ,

Kushlaf, Hani A; Massey, E Wayne; Hobson-Webb, Lisa 2014. Proximal Median Neuropathy caused by Surgical Manipulation of Masson Tumor. Muscle & nerve, ,

Erra, Carmen; Granata, Giuseppe; Liotta, Giovanna; Podnar, Simon; Giannini, Mauro; Kushlaf, Hani; Hobson-Webb, Lisa D; Leversedge, Fraser J; Martinoli, Carlo; Padua, Luca 2013. Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review. Muscle & nerve, 48 3, 445-50

Kushlaf, Hani A 2013. Emerging toxic neuropathies and myopathies. The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 36 2, 209-18

Kushlaf, Hani A 2011. Emerging toxic neuropathies and myopathies. Neurologic clinics, 29 3, 679-87

Abstract Publications

Hani Kushlaf, Vern Juel, Lisa Hobson-Webb 10-2012. Sonographically-measured nerve size and intra-nerve size variability in inflammatory polyneueropathy Muscle&Nerve and Clinical Neurophysiology, ,


Hani Kushlaf, Vern Juel, Lisa Hobson-Webb 10-2012. Do ultrasound characteristics correlate with electrodiagnostic findings in inflammatory neuropathies? Muscle&Nerve and Clinical Neurophysiology, ,


David Clark, Hani Kushlaf 10-16-2013. Macroglossia in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Muscle&Nerve and Clinical Neurophysiology, ,


Julia Zhu, Hani Kushlaf 03-16-2014. Camptocormia as the Initial Prominent Manifestation of Myotonic Dystrophy Type I , ,


Jonas Vanags, Hani Kushlaf, Vern Juel 02-2012. Post-irradiation hypoglossal and accessory neuropathies with myokymic discharges North Carolina Neurological society annual meeting, ,