Richard A. Lewis, MD

Director, Electromyography Laboratory

Professor, Neurology

Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A6600
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048





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Richard A. Lewis, MD

Director, Electromyography Laboratory

Professor, Neurology

  • Neurology
  • Nerve & Muscle

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

EMG (Electromyography, Electromyograms)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

Myasthenia Gravis

Nerve Conduction Study / Studies

Neuromuscular Disorders



The research of Richard A Lewis, MD, focuses on neuromuscular disorders, ALS, inherited neuropathies, CMT, inflammation neuropathies (GBS + CIDP) and myasthenia gravis.

  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 1974
  • Internship: Hartford Hospital, 1975
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Fellowship: Pennsylvania Hospital, 1978
  • Chair, Scientific Committee of Biannual Meeting, 2012-13
  • Board of Directors, Peripheral Nerve Society, 2009-13
  • Medical Advisory Board, Guillain-Barre/CIDP Foundation International, 1997
  • Medical Advisory Board, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 2000
  • Chair, Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium, 2016-19
  • President-Elect, Peripheral Nerve Society, 2019

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Allen JA, Lewis RA. CIDP diagnostic pitfalls and perception of treatment benefit. Neurology. 2015 Aug 11;85(6):498-504.
  • Lewis RA, Sumner AJ, Brown MJ, Asbury AK. Multifocal demyelinating neuropathy with persistent conduction block. Neurology. 1982;32(9):958-964.
  • Lewis RA. Myasthenia gravis: new therapeutic approaches based on pathophysiology. J Neurol Sci. 2013;3339(1-2):93-98.
  • Lewis RA, Sumner AJ, Shy ME. Electrophysiologic features of inherited demyelinating neuropathies: a reappraisal in the era of molecular genetics. Muscle Nerve. 2000;23:1472-1487.
  • Lewis RA and Sumner AJ. Electrodiagnostic Distinctions Between Chronic Acquired and Familial Demyelinative Neuropathies. Neurology. 1982;32:529-596.
  • Lewis RA, McDermott MP, Herrmann DN, Hoke A, Clawson LL, Siskind C, Feely SM, Miller LJ, Barohn RJ, Smith P, Luebbe E, Wu X, Shy ME. High dose ascorbic acid treatment in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A: Results of a randomized double-masked, controlled trial. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Aug; 70: 981-987. Doi:10.1001/jamaneurol. 2013. 3178.

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