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Matthew B. Harms, MD

Board Certifications: 
Neuromuscular Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology
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(212) 305-1319

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Clinical Expertise

  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Clinical Research
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • Metabolic Myopathy
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myofibrillar Myopathy
  • Myopathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Specialties

Education & Training

  • MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Residency: University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University
  • Fellowship: Barnes Jewish Hospital

About Matthew Harms

Matthew Harms, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology. Dr. Harms received his A.B. in Biology summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1997, and his medical doctorate from the University of California San Francisco in 2003. He remained at San Francisco for neurology residency and served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Harms completed neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowships under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Pestronk at Washington University in St. Louis. His clinical training in neuromuscular diseases led him into the laboratory of Dr. Robert Baloh, where his post-doctoral research identified the genes responsible for two orphan human diseases- dominant spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 1D.

Dr. Harms joined the neuromuscular medicine faculty at Washington University in 2009 with board certifications in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and neuromuscular medicine. In 2011, Dr. Harms assumed leadership of the Washington University Neuromuscular Genetics Project and established his research laboratory to continue harnessing emerging genetic technologies to understand the causes of inherited neuromuscular diseases. The lab focuses on diseases of the motor neuron, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and the hereditary motor neuropathies, and where his efforts have helped identify more than 5 novel disease genes. Here at Columbia, he will continue these efforts, directing an international multi-site effort using whole genome and transcriptome sequencing to bring precision medicine to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. His laboratory efforts will occur in both the Motor Neuron Center and the Institute for Genomic Medicine.

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

For billing questions, please call (212) 342-4432.

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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Contact & Locations

1
710 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-1319
Fax:
(212) 342-4536
Primary

Research

Grants

INTEGRATED GENOMICS IN CLINICAL ALS (Private)

Oct 1 2015 - Sep 30 2018

NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING APPROACHES FOR NOVEL GENE DISCOVERY IN ALS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017

TARGET ALS POSTMORTEM CORE (Private)

Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017

EFFECT OF MEXILETINE ON CORTICAL HYPEREXCITABILITY IN SPORADIC AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (SALS) (Private)

Jan 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017

MECHANISMS AND PHENOTYPES OF ALS CAUSED BY THE NOVEL ALS GENE TBK1 (Private)

Dec 1 2015 - Nov 30 2016

UNDERSTANDING CLINICAL PHENOTYPE AND COLLECTING BIOMARKER SAMPLES IN C9ORF72 ALS (Private)

Nov 1 2015 - Oct 31 2016

BIOGEN IDEC (Private)

Nov 1 2014 - Oct 31 2015

THE FRONTOTEMPORAL LOBAR DEGENERATION CLINICAL RESEARCH CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2014 - Jul 31 2015