The University of Miami ALS Center provides comprehensive, coordinated care as well as research leadership in the diagnosis, treatment and understanding of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

The ALS Center at the University of Miami

Welcome to the University of Miami ALS Center. We provide the highest level of compassionate care and multi-specialty support for patients and families living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) from the time of diagnosis to the end stages of the disease. Our multi-disciplinary clinical team works alongside expert researchers in search of a cure for ALS. This combined approach provides our patients with essential clinical care as well as opportunities for participation in groundbreaking research and clinical trials.

Our goals are for every patient and family to receive the best possible care, and to contribute to ending ALS through research.

For additional information on ALS, our team, and resources for patients and families, please contact us at 1-800-690-ALS1 (2571) or ALSCenter@med.miami.edu.

Compassionate Care and Leading-edge Research

Comprehensive Patient Care

Our experienced neurologists with expertise in ALS provide diagnostic evaluations that patients can trust, and communicate new diagnoses with great care and compassion. For patients with a confirmed diagnosis, additional counseling, answers to questions and a detailed management plan are developed and communicated at our Second Visit clinic. Patients then benefit from specialized care and a unique clinical experience that only the ALS Center at the University of Miami can provide.

Critical Research

Research provides hope for a future without ALS, which is why research is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary care that we provide. We want all our patients to have the opportunity to learn about and to participate in research if they so choose.

Our internationally recognized team of innovative researchers, together with patients and their families, are working together to bring an end to this awful disease. Consider joining a research study or making a donation to support our ongoing efforts.

Specialized Clinical Services

Diagnostic Evaluation

Our neurologists, who are all highly skilled and experienced in the evaluation and diagnosis of ALS, bring their expertise and patient-centered approach to the thorough and compassionate evaluation of patients in whom the diagnosis of ALS is being considered.

Second Visit Clinic

After receiving a diagnosis of ALS, we are here to help answer questions, build a management plan, and discuss research opportunities. Schedule an Appointment today!

Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

Today, the best ALS care is provided by multi-disciplinary teams. Our team of multi-disciplinary ALS specialists work together to seamlessly and compassionately coordinate care for our patients.

AAC Clinic

Through our Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic, we provide specialized evaluations and access to communication tools and technology that are individualized to each patients’ specific needs.

Wheelchair Clinic

Our wheelchair clinic is staffed by physical therapists and healthcare providers who perform thorough evaluations to design tailored-fit wheelchairs that meet the individual needs of ALS patients with impaired mobility.

Learn more about our clinical services and book your appointment

Innovative Research and Trials

Our patients and their families have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research studies and therapeutic trials. This type of research is essential for advancing our understanding of disease and to making progress towards finding a cure for this disease. Our internationally recognized team of researchers have taken great strides toward a better understanding of ALS.

A Message From Dr. Michael Benatar, Executive Director

Thank you for visiting the website of the ALS Center at the University of Miami. Our Center is one of the best in the nation, combining comprehensive multi-disciplinary care with groundbreaking research. We are acutely aware that ALS is a life-changing diagnosis with profound implications for you and your family. We also recognize that… 

Thank you for visiting the website of the ALS Center at the University of Miami. Our Center is one of the best in the nation, combining comprehensive multi-disciplinary care with groundbreaking research. We are acutely aware that ALS is a life-changing diagnosis with profound implications for you and your family. We also recognize that… 

Meet our Team of ALS Experts

The University of Miami ALS center is considered one of the best centers in the nation and is proud to be designated as a Certified Center of Excellence by the ALS Association. The foundation for this recognition is our exceptional, multi-disciplinary team of physicians and specialists who provide expert and multifaceted care, as well as our internationally-recognized researchers who are engaged in groundbreaking research.

The University of Miami ALS center is considered one of the best centers in the nation and is proud to be designated as a Certified Center of Excellence by the ALS Association. The foundation for this recognition is our exceptional, multi-disciplinary team of physicians and specialists who provide expert and multifaceted care, as well as our internationally-recognized researchers who are engaged in groundbreaking research.

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