Martin K Childers D.O., Ph.D.

Martin K Childers D.O., Ph.D.

Bio

I am passionate about finding answers for patients with devastating muscle diseases, particularly those with congenital myopathies and Duchenne muscular…

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Patient Care Philosophy

The time spent in face-face interaction with a patient and their family is an extraordinary privilege never to be taken for granted.

Personal Interests

Music, hiking, biking, running and BBQ

Clinical Interests

Dr. Childers' clinical interests include neuromuscular medicine, physical medicine, botox injections for spasticity and cervical dystonia.

Research Interests

The Childers' lab is currently pursuing two areas of investigation. In a series of preclinical studies, we address the hurdles required for systemic gene replacement delivery for patients with X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM). In another study, we use a "disease in a dish" approach using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell technology to study heart disease in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Western University Of Health ScienceMedical education1990
Sun Coast HospitalInternship
Univ. of Missouri - ColumbiaPh.D
Univ. of Missouri Hospital and ClinicsTeaching Appointment
Univ. of Missouri-ColumbiaResidency
Wake Forest University School of MedicineTeaching Appointment

DegreeDescriptionYear
DO1990

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1995
I am passionate about finding answers for patients with devastating muscle diseases, particularly those with congenital myopathies and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As a rehabilitation clinical specialist and basic scientist who investigates rare diseases, it is a privilege to help patients and families struggling with extraordinary burdens. Although we do not have many answers yet, efforts are now yielding new hope for our patients. This is an exciting time of discovery in muscle disease research.