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Lisa Deneen Hobson-Webb

Professor of Neurology
Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease
Duke Box 3403, Durham, NC 27710
Dept of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Durham, NC 27710


Trained in neuromuscular medicine, my clinical career has focused on the care of patients with genetically mediated neuromuscular disorders, rare peripheral neuropathies, and immune-mediated nerve and muscle disorders and performing high quality electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies/electromyography). As a researcher, the core aim of my work is applying high resolution ultrasound in the care of patients with neuromuscular diseases.  My early work focused on peripheral nerve and is now moving toward muscle imaging.  My current research includes muscle ultrasound in late onset Pompe disease and peripheral nerve imaging in acute inflammatory demyelinating radiculoneuropathy.  Since 2016, I have collaborated with Dr. Kathryn Nightingale’s biomedical engineering laboratory on applying shear wave imaging to diseases of the nerve and muscle.   I am interested in clinical trials for neuromuscular disorders and novel technologies for diagnosing and monitoring neuromuscular disease.


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Neurology · 2023 - Present Neurology, Neuromuscular Disease, Neurology
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations in the Department of Neurology · 2022 - Present Neurology, Clinical Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine · 2001 M.D.