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Myositis and COVID

Mamatha Pasnoor, MD, joined us to discuss inflammation of muscles with COVID infection, vaccination with immunosuppressive therapies, and COVID infection in myositis patients. This also includes Q&A from patients.

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Mamatha Pasnoor, M.D

Meet Mamatha Pasnoor, M.D.

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Dr. Pasnoor received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S/ M.D.) degree at Osmania Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, India. She completed an internship in medicine at Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center, Michigan State University, followed by a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology with focus on neuromuscular diseases at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After completing her fellowship in 2006, she joined the faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Pasnoor is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine and American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. She also serves as co-director of the University of Kansas Neuropathy Center, along with Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, program director for the Neurology Residency Program and associate program director for Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine.

Dr. Pasnoor’s practice focuses on neuromuscular diseases and general neurology. Dr. Pasnoor has published in areas of peripheral neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, motor neuron disease and myopathies. She is actively involved in several clinical research programs including diabetic and other neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, myopathies and motor neuron diseases.

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