Henry J. Kaminski

Saint Louis University, USA

Henry J. Kaminski serves as the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis University. He obtained his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University Washington University School of Medicine. He received residency training in neurology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and performed postdoctoral research with Dr. Robert Ruff at Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland VA Medical Center. His research interests lie in the clinical, basic, and translational study of myasthenia gravis. His laboratory is focused on development of complement inhibitors for myasthenia gravis treatment. He is part of the leadership of a comparative effectiveness study of thymectomy and prednisone for myasthenia gravis treatment, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and involves 60 centers across the world. His laboratory also evaluates the basic biology of extraocular muscle with a goal of manipulating the molecular properties of the muscle for the therapeutic benefit of patients with ocular motility disorders. He serves as a Chair of Medical-Scientific Advisory Board to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, as a Councilor for the American Neurological Association, and he is part of the Executive Committee of the Association of University Professors of Neurology.

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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