Programs & Services

Neuromuscular Program | Muscular Dystrophy Clinic


Neuromuscular disorders present in one in every 1,000 live births. They include congenital myopathies, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular junction, and inflammatory muscle disorders.The program strives to provide consistent, coordinated, multi-disciplinary collaborative care for children with neuromuscular disorders, a model that fosters positive outcomes. The Neuromuscular Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is directed by Saunder Bernes, MD and is a designated Muscular Dystrophy Clinic site by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Multi-disciplinary, Coordinate Care

The divisions of Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Palliative Care join together to create a multidisciplinary medical team. Support services from dedicated, specially trained health care professionals, such as nurses, socials workers, and physical therapists, complete the comprehensive neuromuscular team.


Children exhibiting the following symptoms are candidates for referral:

  • Elevated CPK
  • Progressive muscle weakness
  • Progressive deterioration of motor skills
  • Chronic muscle cramps
  • Family history of a neuromuscular disorder

Learn more about Neuromuscular Program and Our Services

Contact us

Phone: (602) 933-0970

Fax: (602) 933-4254

Please Bring the Following Information to Your Child's First Appointment:

  • Medical history form (English | Spanish)
  • ​Medical records
  • Prior scans (CD or film)

If you can send this information to us ahead of time, all the better! All patient forms can be found here: Patient Forms. If possible please complete and either send forms to us beforehand or bring them with to your appointment.


Ambulatory Building (B), 4th Floor
Phoenix Children's Hospital - Main Campus
1919 E. Thomas Road
​Phoenix, AZ 85016


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