Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Nancy Kuntz is a child neurologist with additional board certifications in Pediatrics, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Autonomic Medicine. Dr. Kuntz joined the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in December 2009 and is Medical Director of the Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Disorders Program, the PPMD Duchenne Care Center and the MDA Clinic at Lurie Children’s. Before relocating to Chicago, Dr. Kuntz was part of the Department of Neurology at ...[Read full text]Dr. Nancy Kuntz is a child neurologist with additional board certifications in Pediatrics, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Autonomic Medicine. Dr. Kuntz joined the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in December 2009 and is Medical Director of the Mazza Foundation Neuromuscular Disorders Program, the PPMD Duchenne Care Center and the MDA Clinic at Lurie Children’s. Before relocating to Chicago, Dr. Kuntz was part of the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Rochester where she did her training in child neurology and clinical electromyography and developed experience treating neuromuscular disorders in children. Dr. Kuntz is interested in the development of less invasive methods of neuromuscular diagnosis in children and serves as site Principal Investigator in a number of clinical treatment trials for neuromuscular disorders in children.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Clinical evaluation methodology and clinical treatment trials of disorders of the motor unit are my primary areas of interest. These include disorders of peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction and muscle. Characterization of autonomic nervous system in children and adolescents is an integral part of this effort.

Clinical Focus

Treatment of neuromuscular and autonomic disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Support of comprehensive, multidisciplinary, family-centered care. Continued development of understanding of neuroimmunologic contribution to these clinical disorders.

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Boston University (1975)
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics (1977)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Medical School, Pediatrics Neurology (1980)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Medical School, Clinical Electromyography (1982)
  • Board Certification: Autonomic Medicine, Child Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-3550

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 51
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611