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Jan Verschuuren, MD

Healthcare Provider
Head of Neuromuscular Section
Department of Neurology
Leiden University Medical Center
Albinusdreef 2
Leiden, Netherlands

Dr. Jan Verschuuren is a Professor of Neuromuscular Disease and Head of Neuromuscular Section at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). He is the clinical representative for the LUMC in TREAT-NMD. Jan is chair of the TREAT-NMD Global Database Oversight Committee (TGDOC) too.

In his clinical work, he is seeing patients with a broad range of neuromuscular disorders. He is also the president of the Dutch Neuromuscular Centre.

Dr. Verschuuren’s main research topics include Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, inclusion body myositis, MRI of muscle and brain in patients with neuromuscular disorders, and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.


Representative Publications:

Reduced cerebral gray matter and altered white matter in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Downregulation of miRNA-29, -23 and -21 in urine of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients

Timing and localization of human dystrophin isoform expression provide insights into the cognitive phenotype of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Clinical Outcomes in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: A Study of 5345 Patients from the TREAT-NMD DMD Global Database

Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Indicates Preserved Cerebral Biochemical Composition in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients