Introduction: Sindhu Ramchandren, M.D., M.S.

Welcome
 to the Ramchandren research site! Here you will find information on our clinical and research interests.


Some background information: I completed my Medical training at the University of Texas-Houston, my Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, my Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology- EMG at Johns Hopkins University under Dr. David Cornblath and Dr. Vinay Chaudhry, and a Master of Science in Clinical Research and Statistics at the University of Michigan, as a post-doctoral Research Fellow under Dr. Eva Feldman.  


From 2008-2013, I was an Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, where I had the privilege to work with and learn from giants in the field of Neuromuscular Disease- Dr. Mike Shy, Dr. Rich Lewis, and Dr. Bob Lisak.  I joined the University of Michigan's Neurology Department in 2013, and I currently direct the University of Michigan’s Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Multidisciplinary clinics.  Our MDA-supported Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) Clinic has been recognized as one of 10 Centers of Excellence in clinical and research care in the United States, by the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA).  Please call our Clinic Coordinator, Kim Creamer, at 734-647-3863 if you wish to schedule an appointment at our clinics.


As a Health Outcomes Researcher, the mission of my research is to identify treatments for Neuromuscular disorders that lead to improved patient-centered outcomes.  My research focus is on the development and validation of outcome measures that can be used in clinical trials.  Our ability to carefully measure important constructs such as pain, fatigue, depression, disability, etc., will ultimately help us identify interventions that improve the overall quality of life of patients with genetic Neuromuscular disorders, as well as other chronic diseases. 


The links on the left will provide some information about our on-going studies and results to date. You can reach me at sindhur@umich.edu if you have specific questions relating to my research or clinical interests. Thanks for visiting!