Martin E. Brown, M.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Co-Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 510, Louisville, KY 40292 Clinical: 502-589-0802 Academic: 502-852-7981

Neuromuscular medicine is an emerging subspecialty within the field of neurology which involves the diagnosis and management of disorders of nerve, muscle or the neuromuscular junction. This includes motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies (e.g. diabetic and immune-mediated neuropathies), inherited myopathies (e.g. muscular dystrophy), acquired myopathies (e.g. polymyositis, inclusion body myositis), and neuromuscular transmission disorders (e.g. myasthenia gravis).

Dr. Martin Brown is a graduate of the UofL School of Medicine. He completed a UofL residency in neurology in 2006, sharing the role of chief resident in his final year. He completed a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Wake Forest University in 2007. He returned to Louisville to establish the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine in the Neurology Department. He has worked with the director of pediatric neurology, Dr. Vinay Puri, in creating a pediatric neuromuscular clinic affiliated with Louisville’s Norton Children’s Hospital. He is director of the neurodiagnostic laboratory in the UofL Health Care Outpatient Center, where he also directs the ALS clinic.


1999 M.Sc. University of Louisville
Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

2002 M.D. University of Louisville
School of Medicine


2002-2003 Internship in Internal Medicine
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

2003-2005 Residency in Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

2005-2006 Co-Chief Resident in Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

2006-2007 Fellow in Neuromuscular Medicine
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certifications

Neurology, October 2010
Neuromuscular Medicine, August 2011

Clinical Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, CIDP and other Inflammatory Neuropathies, Muscular Dystrophy, and Polymyositis.

Research Interests

Neuromuscular Ultrasound, Advanced EMG/NCS Techniques, Biomarkers in Neuromuscular Disorders

Selected Publications

M.S. Cartwright, L.V. Passmore, J.S. Yoon, M.E. Brown, J.B. Caress, F.O. Walker. Cross-sectional area reference values for nerve ultrasonography. Muscle & Nerve. 37(5):566-71, 2008 May.

M.S. Cartwright, M.E. Brown, P. Eulitt, F.O. Walker, V.H. Lawson, J.B. Caress. Diagnostic Nerve Ultrasound In Charcot–Marie–Tooth Disease Type 1B. Muscle & Nerve. 40(1):98-102, 2009 July