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Neuromuscular Disorders

The Vanderbilt Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic diagnoses and treats adults affected by nerve and muscle disorders. These disorders encompass a wide range of conditions. Our team helps you manage your symptoms and, in some cases, reverse some of the damage caused by your neuromuscular disorder to help you live your best life.

Meet Your Care Team

William B. Burnette

William B. BurnetteMD, MS

    Developmental Delay, Difficulty Walking, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology, Weakness / Hypotonia
Madhura J. Layfield

Madhura J. LayfieldMD

    General Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurosciences
Stephen Layfield

Stephen LayfieldMD

    General Neurology, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurosciences
Christopher D. Lee

Christopher D. LeeMD, MPH

    Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences
Shaily Patel

Shaily PatelMD

    Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences
Holly V. Cannon

Holly V. CannonAPRN

    Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences
Amanda C. Hicklin

Amanda C. HicklinFNP-C

    Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine

Why Choose Neuromuscular Disorders Care at Vanderbilt

  • physician, doctor, stethoscope, Skilled clinicians
    Skilled clinicians

    Our doctors are board certified in neurology and neuromuscular disorders. They have treated these disorders throughout their careers, and they have the knowledge to offer you the most effective treatments.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    You’ll have access to a full range of specialists at Vanderbilt who can treat your specific symptoms. Our team works with specialists throughout Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including pulmonologists, social workers, palliative care nurse practitioners, assistive technologists and speech therapy nutritionists.

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    We’re honored to have been designated as a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic. Additionally, we’re recognized as a Center of Excellence by the GBS/CIDP Foundation International.

  • survey, clipboard, Clinical trials
    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • iphone, camera phone, cell, Telehealth, Online health portal
    Online health portal

    We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to send messages to your care team, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: