Paula R. Clemens MD

University of Pittsburgh

Paula Clemens is a clinician and scientist at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to her university-based practice and research efforts, she directs the in-patient and out-patient neurology clinical teaching service at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She has particular expertise in the care of adults with neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. She has further expertise in the management and enzyme replacement treatment of patients with late-onset Pompe disease. Her primary research focus is translational approaches that advance the understanding and treatment of muscular dystrophy disorders, with a particular emphasis on the allelic disorders of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy.