Assistant Professor of Neurology
Specialized Areas of Interest
Neuromuscular disease; myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; muscle disease; peripheral neuropathy, electrodiagnostic testing; EMG; botulinum toxin therapy.
Dr. El-Dokla received his medical degree with honors in 2001 from the faculty of medicine, University of Mansoura, Egypt. He received his neurology residency training at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed a one-year fellowship in neuromuscular diseases and electromyography at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. El-Dokla joined the Department of Neurology in September 2011.
Dr. El-Dokla’s clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of disorders of nerve, muscle, and neuromuscular junction, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies (e.g. diabetic and immune medicated neuropathies), various muscular dystrophies, congenital and acquired myopathies, inflammatory myopathies (e.g. polymyositis, inclusion body myositis), and neuromuscular transmission disorders (e.g. myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome). His major research interests are the new treatment modalities in myasthenia gravis and immune myopathies.
Dr. El-Dokla’s publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Professional Organization Membership
American Academy of Neurology