Michio Hirano, MD
Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Disorders; Director, H. Houston Merritt Clinical Research Center; Medical Director, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics/Laboratory of Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disease, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Dr. Hirano is a Professor of Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York City. He has both clinical and research responsibilities and serves as Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Disorders, Co-Director of the CUMC Center Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic, Director of the H. Houston Merritt Center for Muscular Dystrophy and Related Diseases, and Medical Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics/Laboratory of Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disease. His specialties include treating patients with mitochondrial diseases, myopathies and other neuromuscular disorders, and he also conducts research into a number of these disorders in order to advance what is known about them.