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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address SC 339 Zip 0017
Phone  (205) 934-2120
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Medical School  Mansoura College of Medicine    2001  M.B.B.Ch 
Graduate  Mansoura College of Medicine    2006  M.Sc 
Residency  Mansoura University Hospitals    2006  Neurology residency 
Residency  University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center    2013  Neurology residency 
Fellowship  Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN    2015  Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship  

Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)  2008 
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)  2013 
Neurology Subspeciality Board in Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology  2015 
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)  2017 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Associate Professor

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Autonomic Society (AAS)     
International Society for the History of Neurosciences (ISHN).     
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).     
American Academy of Neurology (AAN).     

Research/Clinical Interest
Neuromuscular disorders, autonomic disorders, electro-diagnostic testing, nerve and muscle pathology, history of neuroscience.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Kazamel M, Cutter G, Claussen G, Alsharabati M, Oh SJ, Lu L, King PH. Epidemiological features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a large clinic-based African American population. Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 2013; 14:334-337.  23458155  
Kazamel M, Boes CJ. Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT): historical perspectives and evolution. J Neurol 2015; 262: 801-805.  25201224  
Si Y, Cui X, Kim S, Wians R, Sorge R, Oh SJ, Kwan T, AlSharabati M, Lu L,Claussen G, Anderson T, Yu S, Morgan D, Kazamel M, King PH. Smads as muscle biomarkers in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2014; 1:778-787.  25493269 
Kazamel M, Dyck PJ. Sensory manifestations of diabetic neuropathies: Anatomical and clinical correlations. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2015; 39:7-16.  25614497  
Si Y, Kim S, Cui X, Zheng L, Oh SJ,Anderson T, AlSharabati M, Kazamel M, Volpicelli-Daley L, Bamman M, Yu S, and King PH. (2015) Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β) Is a Muscle Biomarker of Disease Progression in ALS and Correlates with Smad Expression. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138425. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138425.  26375954  
Kazamel M, Sorenson EJ, McEvoy KM, Jones LK Jr, Leep-Hunderfund AN, Mauermann ML, Milone M. Clinical Spectrum of Valosin Containing Protein (VCP)-opathy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Nov 17. doi: 10.1002/mus.24980.   26574898 
Kazamel M, Sorenson EJ, Milone M. Clinical and Electrophysiological Findings in Hereditary Inclusion Body Myopathy Compared With Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2016 Jun;17(4):190-6.  27224433 
Kazamel M, Sorenson EJ. Electromyographic Findings in Gracilis Muscle Grafts Used to Augment Elbow Flexion in Traumatic Brachial Plexopathy. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 May 3.   27295332 
Kazamel M, Boes CJ. Renaut Corpuscles or Peripheral Nerve Infarcts? A Historical Overview. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Nov 11:1-6.  27834156 
Kazamel M, Wong LJ, Milone M. Novel OPA1 mutation featuring spastic paraparesis and intestinal dysmotility. Mol Gen Met Report 2014; 1:443–445.  27896119 
Kazamel M, Klein CJ, Benarroch EE, Patnaik MM, Tracy JA. Subacute Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy Complicating Epstein Barr Virus Infection in GATA2 Haploinsufficiency. Muscle Nerve. 2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.1002/mus.25581.  28093780 
Kazamel M, Warren PP. History of electromyography and nerve conduction studies: A tribute to the founding fathers. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.05.018.   28629678 
Gustafson MP, Staff NP, Bornschlegl S, Butler GW, Maas ML, Kazamel M, Zubair A, Gastineau DA, Windebank AJ, Dietz AB. Comprehensive Immune Profiling Reveals Substantial Immune System Alterations in A Subset of Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 25;12(7):e0182002. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.
Howard JF Jr, Utsugisawa K, Benatar M, Murai H, Barohn RJ, Illa I, Jacob S,Vissing J, Burns TM, Kissel JT, Muppidi S, Nowak RJ, O'Brien F, Wang JJ, Mantegazza R; REGAIN Study Group. Safety and efficacy of eculizumab in anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive refractory generalised myasthenia gravis (REGAIN): a phase 3, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre study. Lancet Neurol. 2017 Oct 20. pii: S1474-4422(17)30369-1. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30369-1.   29066163. 
Si Y, Cui X, Crossman DK, Hao J, Kazamel M, Kwon Y, King PH. Muscle microRNA signatures as biomarkers of disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurobiol Dis. 2018;114: 85-94.
Kazamel M, Milone M. Congenital myopathy with a novel SELN missense mutation and the challenge to differentiate it from congenital muscular dystrophy. J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Jan 3. pii: S0967-5868(18)32046-0. doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2018.12.024.   30612914 
Andrews KL, Dyck PJ, Kavros SJ, Vella A, Kazamel M, Clark V, Litchy WJ, Dyck PJB, Lodermeier KA, Davies JL, Carter RE, Klein CJ. Plantar Ulcers and Neuropathic Arthropathies: Associated Diseases, Polyneuropathy Correlates, and Risk Covariates. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2019 Jan 7. doi:10.1097/01.ASW.0000550591.08674.98.
Muppidi S, Utsugisawa K, Benatar M, Murai H, Barohn RJ, Illa I, Jacob S, Vissing J, Burns TM, Kissel JT, Nowak RJ, Andersen H, Casasnovas C, de Bleecker JL, Vu TH, Mantegazza R, O'Brien FL, Wang JJ, Fujita KP, Howard JF Jr; Regain
Study Group. Long-term safety and efficacy of eculizumab in generalized myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2019 Jul;60(1):14-24. doi: 10.1002/mus.26447. Epub 2019 Mar 8. 
Andersen H, Mantegazza R, Wang JJ, O'Brien F, Patra K, Howard JF Jr; REGAIN Study Group. Eculizumab improves fatigue in refractory generalized myasthenia gravis. Qual Life Res. 2019 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02148-2. [Epub ahead
of print. 
Schwartzlow C, Kazamel M. Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathies: Adding More to the Classification. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2019 Jun 20;19(8):52. doi: 10.1007/s11910-019-0974-3.   31222456