Muscular Dystrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Program provides a multidisciplinary setting for the diagnostic evaluation and follow-up care of infants and children with known or suspected neuromuscular disorders. The program is supported by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Clinic services include diagnostic evaluation, periodic follow-up visits and social services. Summary reports are sent to the patient’s personal physician after the initial diagnostic evaluation and after each follow-up visit. The program director is available to consult with the patient’s personal physician on problems related to the child's neuromuscular disease.

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.



  • Muscular Dystrophy Clinic

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 2
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224