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Julie A. Parsons, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA

Dr. Julie Parsons is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, CO, USA. She also holds the Haberfeld Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders and is Co-director of the neuromuscular clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She was awarded her MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989. This was followed by residencies in pediatrics and child neurology as well as a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Parsons held the position of Residency Training Program Director and has an enduring interest in medical education.

Dr. Parsons’ clinical interests include a wide range of neuromuscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and myotonic dystrophies. She is an active participant and principal investigator for many clinical trials.

Dr Parsons was named a Career Teaching Scholar in 2017. She is the recipient of several awards including the Patient Family Experience Five Star Excellence Award in 2013 and 2018, the Show of Strength Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2013, US News and World Report Best Doctor 2012 to 2018, and the 5280 Top Doctor in Denver Award in for fifteen years. Dr. Parsons is a member of the Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Neurology, Professors of Child Neurology, and the World Muscle Society.

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Richard Finkel, MD
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Orlando, FL



Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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