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Stephen Kolb, MD,PhD

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  • Started program to connect clinics and researchers
  • Recipient of two NIH grants
  • Research focused upon diseases of the motor neuron

I specialize in:

  • Neurology
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular Atrophy, Spinal
  • Neuromuscular Diseases


I approach patient care the way I would expect my physician to approach me – with competence, honesty and a collaborative style. I am a physician/scientist. I care for patients who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease and spinal muscular atrophy. Working with people living with incurable diseases is a privilege. I take pride in playing a positive role in the lives of people who face increasing disability and their own death, with bravery and grace. At the same time, being helpless to stop the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease motivates me to get back to my lab and work with my colleagues to figure out how to stop it. My hope is that by the time I retire, this will not be an incurable disease. And at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we work hard every day to help turn that hope into a reality.

More about me:

My Background


University of Pennsylvania Hospital
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2007


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002

Medical Degree

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

My Department