Leading the fight against ALS.

Giving hope to those affected by the disease.

What is ALS?

Led by Director Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., with Associate Director Stephen Goutman, M.D., M.S., the ALS Center of Excellence at Michigan Medicine has two principal missions -  patient care and scientific research - that work together to improve the understanding of ALS, with hopes to one day make it a preventable disease.  

The ALS Center of Excellence has become internationally renowned as a leader in ALS by a three-pronged approach: 

A passionate and knowledgeable clinical staff focused on improving the lives of those affected by ALS. 

Our clinical team, serving on the front line of ALS, not only provides exceptional care for ALS patients and their families as an ALS Association-Certified Treatment Center of Excellence but also connects them to opportunities to fight the disease through clinical trials and observational studies. 

A multi-disciplinary scientific team, recognized across the globe as leading the way in ALS research. 

Scientific discovery in ALS is advancing at a rapid pace. From basic science, which aims to understand the mechanisms of nerve damage in ALS, to observational studies investigating who, where, and why people develop ALS, our researchers work tirelessly to find the answers to these burning questions. 

A passionate and committed Advisory Board that advances outreach and awareness both within and outside the ALS community. 

Many of our board have experienced the devastation of ALS firsthand. Coupled with the knowledge and experience from years as community and business leaders, our board is an unparalleled group of supporters and advisors in the fight against ALS.  

A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building at Michigan Medicine
Clinical Trials
Scott L. Pranger

The generosity of Scott L. Pranger, a Michigan Medicine ALS Center of Excellence National Advisory Board Member, has led to the endowment and naming of the Pranger ALS Clinic.

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National Advisory Board

Meet the ALS Center of Excellence at Michigan Medicine National Advisory Board.

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