The MDA/ALSA ALS Clinic is the first multidisciplinary care clinic for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States. ALS is one of the most challenging disorders facing those affected, as well as their families. For patients suffering from ALS, every day is a battle that demands inner strength and tremendous courage. For their families, it is a test of caring and patience. Our clinic is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research.

The Clinic sees patients by physician referral only. Appointments to the clinic can be made only after one of our team physicians has confirmed your diagnosis during a visit to Houston Methodist Hospital outpatient work-up unit, where you will be seen by all of the ALS Clinic Team Hope Members. The cost of the diagnostic work-up and subsequent follow-up visits are the responsibility of the patient and/or the insurance carrier.


Our team of 21 professionals from 11 specialties helps patients with ALS cope with their disease. It uses the latest therapies and symptom management in a positive and caring environment.

Stanley H. Appel

Stanley H. Appel, MD is the Peggy and Gary Edwards Distinguished Chair in ALS Research and director of the MDA/ALSA ALS Clinic.

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MDA/ALSA Partnership
We are able to offer this clinic thanks to the partnership of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and ALS Association (ALSA), and the participation of the many professionals of ALS Team Hope.