Meet the ALS Expert Team

Cedars-Sinai's ALS Program brings together physicians, specialists and professionals from different disciplines to give patients the benefit of several perspectives working as one unit.

With a multifaceted and experienced team of specialists by their side, our patients receive world-class care. Cedars-Sinai’s internationally renowned clinicians and researchers are not only dedicated to care, but also discovering new ways to fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Ben Winters Chair in Regenerative Medicine
Director, Neuromuscular Medicine
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
SPECIALTY
Neurology
SUBSPECIALTY
Nerve & Muscle
LOCATIONS
Nerve & Muscle
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Director, Electromyography Laboratory
Professor, Neurology
SPECIALTY
Neurology
SUBSPECIALTY
Nerve & Muscle
LOCATIONS
Nerve & Muscle
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SPECIALTY
Neurology
SUBSPECIALTY
Nerve & Muscle
LOCATIONS
Nerve & Muscle
Physical Therapy

Lauren Kaldjian, PT, NCS
Physical Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Occupational Therapy

Megan Laib
Occupational Therapist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Speech Language Pathology

Julia McCaffrey, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Heather Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department

Nutrition Counseling

Marie Ahlen, MD, RD
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

Mary Rose Tadena
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

Robyn Curran, M.Ed, RD, CSM
Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling Services

Nursing Support

Hope Gruendler, RN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuromuscular Medicine

Administrative Support

Tami Kendra-Romito
Clinic and Program Coordinator, Neuromuscular Medicine


Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.