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Louis H. Weimer, MD

  • Professor of Neurology at CUMC
  • Director, Electromyography (EMG) Laboratory
  • Director, Clinical Autonomic Laboratory
  • Co-Director, Columbia Neuropathy Research Center
Louis H. Weimer, MD

Dr. Louis H. Weimer is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center. A graduate of Emory School of Medicine, he completed residency training in Neurology at the The Neurological Institute of New York, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, serving as chief resident in his final year. Dr. Weimer completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease also at Columbia.

Dr. Weimer directs the EMG laboratory and the Clinical autonomic laboratory and co-directs the Columbia Neuropathy Research Center. His clinical and research interests include autonomic and small nerve fiber function, dysautonomia, peripheral neuropathy, neurologic causes of syncope, and autonomic failure syndromes. Other special interests include neuropathy from medications and toxins, entrapment neuropathies, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome and various other neuromuscular disorders.

Dr. Weimer previously served on the board of directors of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is on the national medical advisory board for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. He is a counsel member of the UCNS accreditation board. He is the chair of the quality assurance committee for the department of neurology. He has written numerous papers, book chapters, and review articles and reviews papers for several medical journals and is a section editor for Medlink Neurology and Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

In addition to patient testing, Dr. Weimer sees patients in consultation, in most instances patients with various forms of autonomic dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, and neuromuscular disorders.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

Education & Training

  • Emory University School of Medicine, GA
  • Internship: University of California-San Diego Medical Center
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Neuropathy Center (Peripheral and Autonomic)

NIH Grants

  • CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

    MITOCHONDRIAL ENCEPHALOMYOPATHIES AND MENTAL RETARDATION (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 1996 - Feb 29 2016

    COLUMBIA SMA PROJECT: 4-AP AS A POTENTIAL SMA THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF ACTION (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2014

    HARLEM HOSPITAL AFFILIATION CONTRACT - GENERAL (NY Local Gov)

    Jul 1 2005 - Jun 30 2008