Dr. Michel Melanson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine with a cross-appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He joined the faculty in 1998 and was the Neurology Residency Training Director from 2001 to 2010. He is currently the Director of the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospital EMG laboratories where he and 2 of his colleagues evaluate patients with Neuromuscular Disorders. In addition, he is co-director of the Adult Neuromuscular Clinic at St-Mary’s of the Lake Hospital.
His research focus is in neuromuscular diseases and has collaborations with basic science researchers at the Queen’s Center for Neurosciences. He studies clinical aspects of disorders such as ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and the Muscular Dystrophies. Additionally he is lead investigator in several clinical trials in ALS and Inflammatory Neuropathies. He also is a member of national and international registries in neuromuscular diseases.