Biography

Sharon Pond Nations, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. An expert in treating neuromuscular disorders, she also serves as Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy clinic at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Nations earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed a residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and received advanced training in neurophysiology through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Nations joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1996.

Dr. Nations’ research interests include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease; myasthenia gravis; myopathies; and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and she has been involved in multiple clinical trials in these areas. She serves as a reviewer for Archives of Neurology, Neurology, Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders, and Muscle & Nerve.

Dr. Nations is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1977-1981)
  • Internship - North Carolina Baptist Hospital (1981-1982), Neurology
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (1982-1985), Neurology
  • Fellowship - Parkland Health and Hospital System (1995-1996), Neurophysiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Books & Publications
Research
  • ALS
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathies
  • CIDP

Clinical Focus

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neurophysiology (EMG)

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