Department of Neurology

GilchristPhotoJames Gilchrist, MD

Department Chair, Professor of Neurology

Specializing in Neuromuscular Disease and Electrodiagnosis (EMG)

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James Gilchrist, MD, is a Professor and Chair of Neurology at SIU School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare.  He is an active clinician, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has Certificates of Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Neuromuscular Medicine.  He received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and M. D. from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago.  He completed his Neurology residency at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was Chief Resident.  He completed fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology at Medical College of Virginia and in EMG Research at Duke University Medical Center.  Dr. Gilchrist conducts clinical research on disorders of the peripheral nervous system, particularly disorders of neuromuscular transmission and the muscular dystrophies.  He has been the recipient of research and clinical grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America. He has served on review study sections for the NIH Center for Scientific Review and the FDA. He is an Associate Editor for Muscle & Nerve and is the author of over 70 scientific articles and 29 book chapters in the field of neurology and neuromuscular disease.