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Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Michael  Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.



  • Neuromuscular Medicine - Psych & Neuro
  • Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)
  • Neurophysiology, Clinical - Psych & Neuro



Clinical Areas

ALS and myasthenia gravis


  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology)


  • Chief, Neuromuscular Division
  • Professor of Neurology

Research Interests


Dr. Benatar has a well-developed research program specializing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Please see the link below for information about some of his current and past research studies as well as publications.



2005 MS
Emory University
2003 Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2002 Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1998 DPhil
1992 MBChB
University of Cape Town



Michael Benatar, MD, PhD, has joined the University of Miami as the new chief of the neuromuscular division. With specific interests in the fields of myasthenia gravis and ALS, he has established a specialized clinic for patients with myasthenia gravis and brings additional expertise to the University of Miami’s multi-disciplinary ALS clinic. These clinics provide expert and dedicated care to patients with these complex neuromuscular disorders and offer patients access to cutting-edge treatments through participation in clinical trials. Dr. Benatar will also oversee the establishment of a University of Miami Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory that will improve access to high quality electro-diagnostic services.  These activities complement the expertise of our other neuromuscular specialists and the strengths of our existing programs in neuropathy and muscular dystrophy. We are committed to a partnership with community neurologists to provide comprehensive care to patients afflicted with a broad range of neuromuscular disorders.

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