William S. David, MD, PhD

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Research Investigator Profile

William S. David, MD, PhD

William S. David, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology,
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center,
    and EMG Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Program Director,
    Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
Research interests EMG/Clinical Electrophysiology; Neuromuscular Disorders
Research techniques Electromyography, Nerve Conductions, Motor Unit Estimates, Decomposition Techniques
Diseases studied Motor Neuron Disorders, Myopathies, Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
Selected publications

NCBI PubMed Publications

  1. Cudkowicz ME, Shefner JM, Shoenfeld DA, Brown RH Jr., Johnson H, Qureshi M, Jacobs M, Rothstein JD, Appel SH, Pascuzzi RM, Heiman-Patterson TD, Donofrio PD, David WS, et al. A randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Topiramate in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neurology.2003; 61:456-464.
  2. Kang PB, Lidov HGW, David WS, Torres A, Anthony DC, Jones HR Jr., Darras BT. Diagnostic Value of Electromyography and Muscle Biopsy in Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita: Annals of Neurology 2003; 54:790-795.
  3. Henry FP, Goyal NA, David WS,  Wes D, Bujold KE, et al.  Improving Electrophysiological and Histological Outcomes by Photochemically Sealing the Peripheral Nerve Repair Site. Surgery, 2009; 145(3): 313-321
  4. Goyal N, Salameh, Baldassari LE, David WS.  Added sampling improves reproducibility of multipoint motor unit estimates. Muscle and Nerve, 2010; 41: 114-116
  5. David WS, Goyal N, Henry FP, Baldassari LE, Redmond R.  Validation of an
    Incremental Motor Unit Number Estimation Technique in Rabbits (Muscle and Nerve, 2010)
  6. Shefner JM, Cudkowicz ME, Zhang H, Shoenfeld D, et al. Revised Statistical Motor Unit Number Estimation in the Celecoxib/ALS Trial.
E-mail address wdavid@partners.org
Lab mailing address

Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
Suite 820
165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Clinical interests Neuromuscular Disorders, ALS
Clinical address

Neuromuscular Diagnostic Center
Suite 820
165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Clinical website address  Neuromuscular Division