Paul E. BarkhausPaul E. Barkhaus, MD

Professor of Neurology and Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Program (ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence)

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Best Doctors 2017-2018


  • Adult Neurology


  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular Disease


  • Doctor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1975


  • Resident, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1975-1978
  • Electromyography Fellowship, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978-1979
  • Clinical Neuromuscular Diseases Fellowship, Department of Neurology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1979-1980
  • Single Fiber Electromyography, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1980
  • Visiting Scientist, November, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 1985-1986
  • Senior Research Fellowship in Electromyography, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1986-1987

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine


  • American Academy of Neurology (Fellow)
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Association of Electromyography and Electrodiagnosis (Fellow)
  • Wisconsin Neurological Society (Past President, 2000-2001)


  • Distinguished Service Award, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1975
  • Trainee Award, Federation of Western Societies of Neurological Sciences, 1980
  • Special Commendation, Minnesota Chapter, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 1983
  • Special Commendation, Cincinnati Chapter, Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1983
  • Alumnus Hall of Fame, Allen Park High School, Allen Park, Michigan, 1987
  • Distinguished Visitor to USS Theodore Roosevelt, by invitation of Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, 2000
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Teacher of The Year, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2001 and 2010
  • Selected for inclusion to "America's Top Physicians", Consumers' Research Council of America, 2006
  • Elected to Active Membership, American Neurological Association
  • Selected for inclusion in "Best Doctors®" (2005- )
  • Special Commendation by Paralyzed Veterans of America for Advocacy in Veterans with ALS, 2010

Clinical/Research Interests

Clinical Interests:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Quantitative Electromyography

Research Interests:

  • Drug Trials in Patients with ALS (one active)
  • Motor Unit Number Indexing
  • Compound Muscle Action Potentials

Recent Publications