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Professor of Neurology

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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.


Areas of Expertise

  • Hereditary Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxias
  • Child and Adult Onset Ataxias
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Olivopontocerebellar Ataxia
  • Gait & Balance Disorders
  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
  • Friedreich Ataxia

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • Michael Reese Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of California Los Angeles Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1990

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English