10502-Pascuzzi, Robert

Robert M. Pascuzzi, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

GH 4700
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Pascuzzi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He attended the public school systems including John Adams High School in South Bend and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Later, Dr. Pascuzzi earned an MD from IU School of Medicine and completed a neurology residency and fellowship training at the University of Virginia. In 1985, he joined the faculty at IU School of Medicine and served as chairman of the Department of Neurology from 2004-2020. Dr. Pascuzzi directs the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis program at IU Health and the ALSA Multidisciplinary Clinic.

Dr. Pascuzzi's professional emphasis relates to general adult clinical neurology and neurological education. His research focuses on therapeutic trials in neuromuscular diseases including ALS, myasthenia gravis and Lambert Eaton Syndrome. He has served as director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (chairman of the board in 2009), past member of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME, past editor-in-chief of Seminars in Neurology and past chair of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. He has been selected Outstanding Professor in Neurology by the graduating medical school class at Indiana University on 26 occasions, is past recipient of the IU School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award and the Teaching Excellence Recognition Award by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Also, he has received the Golden Apple Award as the outstanding professional chosen by the graduating medical school class eleven times. Dr. Pascuzzi received the national Distinguished Neurology Teaching Award from the American Neurological Association in 2001.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor Emeritus of Neurology
  • Education
    1979 MD Indiana University
    1976 AB Indiana University
  • Publications
    Adipose-derived Stem Cell Conditioned Media Extends Survival time of a mouse model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
    Fontanilla CV; Gu H; Liu Q; Zhu TZ; Zhou C; Johnstone BH; March KL; Pascuzzi RM; Farlow MR; Du Y; Scientific reports 2015 Nov 20
    Editorial by concerned physicians: Unintended effect of the orphan drug act on the potential cost of 3,4-diaminopyridine.
    Burns TM; Smith GA; Allen JA; Amato AA; Arnold WD; Barohn R; Benatar M; Bird SJ; Bromberg M; Chahin N; Ciafaloni E; Cohen JA; Corse A; Crum BA; David WS; Dimberg E; Sousa EA; Donofrio PD; Dyck PJ; Engel AG; Ensrud ER; Ferrante M; Freimer M; Gable KL; Gibson S; Gilchrist JM; Goldstein JM; Gooch CL; Goodman BP; Gorelov D; Gospe SM Jr; Goyal NA; Guidon AC; Guptill JT; Gutmann L; Gutmann L; Gwathmey K; Harati Y; Harper CM Jr; Hehir MK; Hobson-Webb LD; Howard JF Jr; Jackson CE; Johnson N; Jones SM; Juel VC; Kaminski HJ; Karam C; Kennelly KD; Khella S; Khoury J; Kincaid JC; Kissel JT; Kolb N; Lacomis D; Ladha S; Larriviere D; Lewis RA; Li Y; Litchy WJ; Logigian E; Lou JS; MacGowen DJ; Maselli R; Massey JM; Mauermann ML; Mathews KD; Meriggioli MN; Miller RG; Moon JS; Mozaffar T; Nations SP; Nowak RJ; Ostrow LW; Pascuzzi RM; Peltier A; Ruzhansky K; Richman DP; Ross MA; Rubin DI; Russell JA; Sachs GM; Salajegheh MK; Saperstein DS; Scelsa S; Selcen D; Shaibani A; Shieh PB; Silvestri NJ; Singleton JR; Smith BE; So YT; Solorzano G; Sorenson EJ; Srinivasen J; Tavee J; Tawil R; Thaisetthawatkul P; Thornton C; Trivedi J; Vernino S; Wang AK; Webb TA; Weiss MD; Windebank AJ; Wolfe GI; Muscle & nerve 2015 Dec 21
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Clinical Interests



  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2001-05-01

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