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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Christopher M. Gomez, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Christopher M. Gomez, MD, PhD, is an expert in neurogenetic disorders, gait and balance disorders and in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ataxias — a family of rare neurodegenerative diseases. Since 1991, Dr. Gomez has been on the medical and research advisory board of the National Ataxia Foundation. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Neurogenetics Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Gomez's laboratory research concentrates on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease — with a focus on the means by which genetic mutations in ion channels or other essential proteins lead to dominantly inherited neurodegenerative diseases. His research has resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship

  • Michael Reese Hospital

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of California Los Angeles Health

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