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Paul Barkhaus, MD


Paul E. Barkhaus, MD

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


  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Department of Neurology
    Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    ALS Association

Contact Information


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

Honors and Awards

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


MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 1975

Research Interests

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

Specialties and Subspecialties

Adult Neurology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Neuromuscular Disease

Clinical Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Quantitative Electromyography