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Wendy L. Peltier, MDWendy L. Peltier, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head of the Palliative Care Center in the Division of Hematology and Oncology

Specialty: Adult Neurology, Palliative Care


  • Inflammatory Neuropathy
  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Palliative Care in serious illness including lung cancer, brain injury and advanced heart failure


  • MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 1987 - 1991


  • Internal Medicine Internship, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1991 - 1992
  • Neurology Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992 - 1995
  • Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI, 1995-1996


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 1992
  • American Medical Association, 1993
  • American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1994
  • Wisconsin State Medical Society, 1996
  • Medical Society of Milwaukee County, 1996
  • ALS Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, 2000
  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) -- Task Force on GME Core Competencies, 2000
  • Chair, AAN Neurology Program Consortium, 2001


  • Community Health Award, Rush Medical College, 1988
  • Resident Teaching Award, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, 1992
  • Community Recognition Award  "40 under 40: Business Leaders for the New Millennium", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1997
  • Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1999

Brief Clinical/Research Interest Statement:

  • Mitochondrial Myopathy
  • Inflammatory Nerve and Muscle Disease
  • Medical Education

Selected Publications:

  1. Baker SK, Vladutiu GD, Peltier WL, Isackson PJ, Tarnopolsky MA. Metabolic myopathies discovered during investigations of statin myopathy. Can J Neurol Sci 2008 Mar;35(1):94-7 PMID 18380285
  2. Vladutiu GD, Simmons Z, Isackson PJ, Tarnopolsky M, Peltier WL, Barboi AC, Sripathi N, Wortmann RL, Phillips PS. Genetic risk factors associated with lipid-lowering drug-induced myopathies. Muscle Nerve 2006 Aug;34(2):153-62 PMID 16671104
  3. Zaidi A, Kampalath B, Peltier WL, Vesole DH. Successful treatment of systemic and central nervous system lymphomatoid granulomatosis with rituximab. Leuk Lymphoma 2004 Apr;45(4):777-80 PMID 15160955
  4. Peltier WL. Core competencies in neurology resident education: a review and tips for implementation. Neurologist 2004 Mar;10(2):97-101 PMID 14998439
  5. Larson WL, Holloway RG, Keran CJ. "Employment-Seeking Experiences of Residents in 1996: A Window into the Neurology Marketplace." Neurology, 2000;54: 214-8.
  6. Holloway RG, Vickrey BG, Keran CM, Lesser E, Iverson D, Larson WL, Swarztrauber K. "US Neurologists in the 1990's." Neurology 1999;52:1353-1361.
  7. Larson W, J J Wald, JW Albers. "Collet Sicard Syndrome Mimicking Brachial Amyotrophy." Muscle and Nerve, September 1997;20: 1173-77.
  8. Bromberg MB and WL Larson. "Relationships Between Motor Unit Number Estimates and Isometric Strength in Distal Muscles in Motor Neuron Disease." Journal of the Neurologic Sciences 1996;139S:38-42.
  9. Larson WL. "The Mechanics of Medicine Need Changing." Michigan Medicine February 1996;95:10-
  10. Larson WL and JJ Wald. "Foot Drop as a Harbinger of Aortic Occlusion." Muscle and Nerve, August 1995;18: 899-903.
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