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Nationwide Children’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic

700 Childrens Drive
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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The SMA Clinic is a joint program between Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients from across the United States. Specialized services include the following disciplines:

• Neurology

• Pulmonary Medicine

• Rehabilitation (Inpatient)

• Respiratory Therapy

• Occupational Therapy

• Physical Therapy

• Genetics

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic Advocacy:

• We assist patients and families cope with the chronic effects of SMA. We care for infants, children and adults.

• We assist families identify services available to patients with SMA.

Clinical Research Program:

The Spinal Muscular Atrophy Clinic, along with the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the OSU Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, is actively involved in clinical trials for children and adults with SMA. Our Clinical Research Unit is the only center in the world that has carried out clinical trials in all three major forms of the disease. Several trials are ongoing and additional trials are in the planning stages. To that end, we participate in the Families of SMA-sponsored “Project Cure SMA” an international consortium of medical centers performing clinical trials in SMA.