Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type X
X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT1X) is the second most common form of inherited neuropathy. Patients develop a progressive distal weakness and
May. 30, 2021
Ruth Wagner Van Meter and J. Ray Van Meter Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Scherer received his BS, MD, and PhD from the University of Michigan and did an internship, neurology residency, and a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, before joining the faculty in 1991. For 40 years, Dr. Scherer has sought to understand the causes and treatments of peripheral neuropathies, with a focus on inherited neuropathies. He has served on NIH Study Sections, on the medical board of the CMT Association, and is the past president of the Peripheral Nerve Society. He has taught and mentored undergraduates, medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
Research Interest: Pathogenesis of demyelinating diseases
Clinical Interests: Peripheral neuropathy, Clinical electrophysiology - EMG
Dr. Scherer of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.