Michael Shy, MD

Dr. Shy is a certified Neurologist who received his training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in Neuroimmunology at Columbia prior to accepting a faculty position at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He subsequently served as Professor of Neurology at Wayne State University in Detroit where he initiated the first specialized CMT clinic. In 2012 he moved to the University of Iowa as Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Physiology. He currently serves as Director of the Neuromuscular and Neurogenetics Divisions. Dr. Shy receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Charcot Marie Tooth Association. He is Principal Investigator of the Inherited Neuropathy Consortium which is a member of the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) which currently follows approximately 6,000 individuals with Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Dr. Shy has published more than 250 manuscripts, mainly concerning inherited peripheral neuropathies.