- Fellowship - Mayo Clinic (1998-1999), Neuroimmunology
- Residency - Mayo Clinic (1995-1998), Neurology
- Internship - Mayo Clinic (1994-1995), Internal Medicine
- Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1988-1994)
Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D.
- Distinguished Teaching Professor
- Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Autoimmune Neurology
Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Executive Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
A neurologist, Dr. Vernino specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and nonsurgically treating autoimmune neurological disorders, autonomic disorders, and neuromuscular disorders.
He serves as Director of the Autonomic Disorders Clinic, the multidisciplinary Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Clinic, and the Autonomic Disorders Fellowship Program. He is also Co-Director of the Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Vernino earned his medical and Ph.D. degrees in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a neurology residency and fellowship training in neuroimmunology and electromyography (EMG) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2004.
Dr. Vernino holds the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research. His primary research goal is improving the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune neurological disorders and helping to establish the field of autoimmune neurology.
Most notably, Dr. Vernino has identified the presence of antibodies to ganglionic acetylcholine receptors as the cause of autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy, a rare autonomic nervous system disorder. He has also characterized several neurological antibodies related to paraneoplastic disorders.
Dr. Vernino has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and dozens of book chapters.
A Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association, Dr. Vernino is board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and autonomic disorders.
Among his many professional activities, Dr. Vernino serves on the medical advisory boards of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, and Dysautonomia International. He is also on the board of directors of the American Autonomic Society.
He has received numerous awards for his work as a clinician, researcher, and teacher, including the 1998 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Founders Award, the 2013 AAN Program Director Recognition Award, and the 2018 University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teacher Award. He was inducted into the Southwestern Academy of Teachers in 2015.
Meet Dr. Vernino
Neurologist in Dallas
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., is part of a small subset of neurologists nationwide that specializes in diagnosing and treating autoimmune neurological disorders and autonomic disorders.
Autoimmune neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine, and nervous system caused by the patient’s misdirected immune response. Autonomic disorders affect the nerves that control unconscious bodily functions such as the heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration, digestion, and bladder and bowel emptying.
A three-time D Magazine Best Doctor, Dr. Vernino is fellowship trained and board certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and autonomic disorders.
Dr. Vernino and his colleagues are recognized experts in diagnosing and treating myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. Dr. Vernino is also an international expert on paraneoplastic neurological disorders (brain and nerve diseases that occur in cancer patients) and autoimmune encephalitis and disorders of the autonomic nervous system including autonomic neuropathy, dysautonomia, and multiple system atrophy.
Dr. Vernino says the key to correctly diagnosing and successfully managing these often complex conditions is the expertise gained through experience.
“Because we see a lot of patients with these diseases, we’re able to pick up things that other centers might not,” he notes. “We also have a good idea of which patients are going to benefit from which therapies, and we’re able to personalize the care we deliver.”
“UT Southwestern offers not only the most advanced technologies and tools but also the experience and clinical skills necessary to expertly evaluate and treat these conditions.”
Dr. Vernino and his fellow physician-scientists conduct a great deal of research on the conditions they treat – advancing both the knowledge about them and the therapies used to manage them.
“Our team’s involvement in nearly every national research study in these areas really sets us apart,” Dr. Vernino says. “My lab works to identify antibodies in patients with autoimmune neurologic disorders, which can be used diagnostically and to help us understand the way these diseases work, guiding us to better treatments.”
Dr. Vernino believes in fostering a strong physician-patient partnership. “We’re in this together with our patients,” he says. “To deliver the very best care, it’s important that we take the time to talk to them, help them understand what’s going on and why, and explain what the options are for doing something about it.”
- American Neurological Association
- American Autonomic Society
- American Academy of Neurology
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (2007), Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
- Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition (2013), Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
- Dysautonomia International (2014), Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
- Rush Record Excellence in Neuroscience Award 1992, Baylor College of Medicine
- DeBakey Scholar Award 1994, Baylor College of Medicine
- Woltman Award for Clinical Neurology 1998, Mayo Clinic
- Founders Award for Clinical Research 1998, American Academy of Neurology
- Fellow 2005, American Neurological Association
- Best Doctors 2012-2014, D Magazine
- Program Director Recognition Award 2013, American Academy of Neurology (CNPD)
- UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers 2014
- University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teacher Award 2016
Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Volume 117: Autonomic Nervous System
Muppidi S, Vernino S(Ed.) (2013), Elsevier
- Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Volume 117: Autonomic Nervous System
Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for management of autoimmune encephalopathies.
Dubey D, Blackburn K, Greenberg B, Stuve O, Vernino S Expert review of neurotherapeutics 2016 May 1-13
Retrospective case series of the clinical features, management and outcomes of patients with autoimmune epilepsy.
Dubey D, Samudra N, Gupta P, Agostini M, Ding K, Van Ness PC, Vernino S, Hays R Seizure 2015 Jul 29 143-7
MSPrecise: A molecular diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis using next generation sequencing.
Rounds WH, Salinas EA, Wilks TB, Levin MK, Ligocki AJ, Ionete C, Pardo CA, Vernino S, Greenberg BM, Bigwood DW, Eastman EM, Cowell LG, Monson NL Gene 2015 Jul
Muppidi S, Vernino S Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.) 2014 Oct 20 5 Peripheral Nervous System Disorders 1359-72
Effectiveness of multimodality treatment for autoimmune limbic epilepsy.
Dubey D, Konikkara J, Modur PN, Agostini M, Gupta P, Shu F, Vernino S Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape 2014 Dec 16 4 494-9
Cholinergic autonomic dysfunction in veterans with gulf war illness: confirmation in a population-based sample.
Haley RW, Charuvastra E, Shell WE, Buhner DM, Marshall WW, Biggs MM, Hopkins SC, Wolfe GI, Vernino S JAMA neurology 2013 Feb 70 2 191-200
Expansion of CD27(high) plasmablasts in transverse myelitis patients that utilize VH4 and JH6 genes and undergo extensive somatic hypermutation.
Ligocki AJ, Rounds WH, Cameron EM, Harp CT, Frohman EM, Courtney AM, Vernino S, Cowell LG, Greenberg B, Monson NL Genes and immunity 2013 Apr
Sudomotor dysfunction in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy: a follow-up study.
Kimpinski K, Iodice V, Sandroni P, Fealey RD, Vernino S, Low PA Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2012 Jun 22 3 131-6
Paraneoplastic neuromuscular disorders.
Sharp L, Vernino S Muscle & nerve 2012 Dec 46 6 841-50
Progressive weakness with respiratory failure in a patient with sarcoidosis.
Chaudhry P, Herndon E, Vernino S, Muppidi S Archives of neurology 2012 Apr 69 4 534-7
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy with reversible cognitive impairment.
Gibbons CH, Centi J, Vernino S, Freeman R Archives of neurology 2012 Apr 69 4 461-6
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy with late-onset encephalopathy.
Baker SK, Morillo C, Vernino S Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Mar 146 1-2 29-32
Autonomic ganglia, acetylcholine receptor antibodies, and autoimmune ganglionopathy.
Vernino S, Hopkins S, Wang Z Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Mar 146 1-2 3-7
Invited Article: Autonomic ganglia: target and novel therapeutic tool.
Vernino S, Sandroni P, Singer W, Low PA Neurology 2008 May 70 20 1926-32
Characterization of ganglionic acetylcholine receptor autoantibodies.
Vernino S, Lindstrom J, Hopkins S, Wang Z, Low PA Journal of neuroimmunology 2008 Jun 197 1 63-9
Differential protein expression in male and female human lumbar cerebrospinal fluid using iTRAQ reagents after abundant protein depletion.
Ogata Y, Charlesworth MC, Higgins L, Keegan BM, Vernino S, Muddiman DC Proteomics 2007 Oct 7 20 3726-34
Determination of gastric emptying in nonobese diabetic mice.
Choi KM, Zhu J, Stoltz GJ, Vernino S, Camilleri M, Szurszewski JH, Gibbons SJ, Farrugia G American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology 2007 Nov 293 5 G1039-45
EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disorder of CNS associated with the use of mycophenolate mofetil.
O'Neill BP, Vernino S, Dogan A, Giannini C Neuro-oncology 2007 Jul 9 3 364-9
Autoimmune and paraneoplastic channelopathies.
Vernino S Neurotherapeutics : the journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics 2007 Apr 4 2 305-14
Paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes.
Vernino S Current neurology and neuroscience reports 2006 May 6 3 193-9
Immunomodulatory treatment trial for paraneoplastic neurological disorders.
Vernino S, O'Neill BP, Marks RS, O'Fallon JR, Kimmel DW Neuro-oncology 2004 Jan 6 1 55-62
Potentially reversible autoimmune limbic encephalitis with neuronal potassium channel antibody.
Thieben MJ, Lennon VA, Boeve BF, Aksamit AJ, Keegan M, Vernino S Neurology 2004 Apr 62 7 1177-82
Neuronal ganglionic acetylcholine receptor autoimmunity.
Vernino S, Lennon VA Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2003 Sep 998 211-4
The spectrum of autoimmune autonomic neuropathies.
Klein CM, Vernino S, Lennon VA, Sandroni P, Fealey RD, Benrud-Larson L, Sletten D, Low PA Annals of neurology 2003 Jun 53 6 752-8
Myasthenia Gravis, Thymoma, and Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction: A Case Report and Review.
Rakocevic G, Barohn R, McVey AL, Damjanov I, Morte PD, Vernino S, Lennon V Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease 2003 Dec 5 2 93-95
Pandysautonomia associated with impaired ganglionic neurotransmission and circulating antibody to the neuronal nicotinic receptor.
Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Dendi R, Li ST, Brentzel S, Vernino S Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2002 Aug 12 4 281-5
Persistent facial myokymia associated with K(+) channel antibodies.
Gutmann L, Tellers JG, Vernino S Neurology 2001 Nov 57 9 1707-8
Myasthenia gravis with autoimmune autonomic neuropathy.
Vernino S, Cheshire WP, Lennon VA Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2001 May 88 3 187-92
Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma.
Eggers SD, Salomao DR, Dinapoli RP, Vernino S Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2001 Mar 76 3 327-30
Fulminant autoimmune cortical encephalitis associated with thymoma treated with plasma exchange.
Rickman OB, Parisi JE, Yu Z, Lennon VA, Vernino S Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2000 Dec 75 12 1321-6
Myasthenia, thymoma, presynaptic antibodies, and a continuum of neuromuscular hyperexcitability.
Vernino S, Auger RG, Emslie-Smith AM, Harper CM, Lennon VA Neurology 1999 Oct 53 6 1233-9
Functional diversity of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Patrick J, Séquéla P, Vernino S, Amador M, Luetje C, Dani JA Progress in brain research 1993 98 113-20
Quantitative measurement of calcium flux through muscle and neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Vernino S, Rogers M, Radcliffe KA, Dani JA The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 1994 Sep 14 9 5514-24
Progressive Leg Pain and Weakness.
Navalkele DD, Georgescu MM, Burns DK, Greenberg T, Vernino S JAMA neurology 2013 Feb 1-5
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Winston N, Vernino S Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience 2009 26 85-93
Exercise-associated numbness and tingling in the legs.
Sharp L, Pride L, Mathis D, Raisanen JM, Vernino S Archives of neurology 2011 Dec 68 12 1599-602
Autonomic ganglia neuronal density and synaptic structure in chronic experimental autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Tajzoy E, Mukherjee S, Vernino S Archives of neurology 2011 Apr 68 4 540-1
Isolated neck extensor myopathy: is it responsive to immunotherapy?
Muppidi S, Saperstein DS, Shaibani A, Nations SP, Vernino S, Wolfe GI Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease 2010 Sep 12 1 26-9
Recent advances in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Winston N, Vernino S Current opinion in neurology 2010 Oct 23 5 514-8
Slowly progressive autonomic neuropathy with antiganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody.
Koike H, Koyano S, Morozumi S, Kawagashira Y, Iijima M, Katsuno M, Hattori N, Vernino S, Sobue G Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry 2010 May 81 5 586-7
Immunotherapy for autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Iodice V, Kimpinski K, Vernino S, Sandroni P, Low PA Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Mar 146 1-2 22-5
Prevalence and mechanism of bladder dysfunction in Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
Sakakibara R, Uchiyama T, Kuwabara S, Mori M, Ito T, Yamamoto T, Awa Y, Yamaguchi C, Yuki N, Vernino S, Kishi M, Shirai K Neurourology and urodynamics 2009 28 5 432-7
L-DOPS therapy for refractory orthostatic hypotension in autoimmune autonomic neuropathy.
Gibbons CH, Vernino SA, Kaufmann H, Freeman R Neurology 2005 Oct 65 7 1104-6
Neurologic autoantibodies: cautious enthusiasm.
Vernino S Neurology 2005 Dec 65 11 1688-9
Primary CNS lymphoma complicating treatment of myasthenia gravis with mycophenolate mofetil.
Vernino S, Salomao DR, Habermann TM, O'Neill BP Neurology 2005 Aug 65 4 639-41
Plasma Exchange for Primary Autoimmune Autonomic Failure
Schroeder C, Vernino S, Birkenfeld AL, Tank J, Heusser K, Lipp A., Benter T., Lindschau C., Kettritz R, Luft FC, Jordan J New Engl J Med 2005 353 1585-1590
Paraneoplastic neurological autoimmunity associated with ANNA-1 autoantibody and thymoma.
Vernino S, Eggenberger ER, Rogers LR, Lennon VA Neurology 2002 Sep 59 6 929-32
Paraneoplastic chorea associated with CRMP-5 neuronal antibody and lung carcinoma.
Vernino S, Tuite P, Adler CH, Meschia JF, Boeve BF, Boasberg P, Parisi JE, Lennon VA Annals of neurology 2002 May 51 5 625-30
Calcium modulation and high calcium permeability of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
Vernino S, Amador M, Luetje CW, Patrick J, Dani JA Neuron 1992 Jan 8 1 127-34
The spectrum of autoimmune encephalopathies.
Dubey D, Sawhney A, Greenberg B, Lowden A, Warnack W, Khemani P, Stuve O, Vernino S Journal of neuroimmunology 2015 Oct 287 93-7
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, De 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, Goyal NA, Guidon AC, Guptill JT, Gutmann L, Gutmann L, Gwathmey K, Harati Y, Harper CM, Hehir MK, Hobson-Webb LD, Howard JF, 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, Sheih 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
Rituximab-based therapy and long-term control of autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Gupta A, Harris S, Vernino S, Naina HV Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2015 Aug
Unraveling the Enigma of Seronegative Myasthenia Gravis.
Vernino S JAMA neurology 2015 Apr
Transient neonatal autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Baker SK, Chow BM, Vernino SA Neurology® neuroimmunology & neuroinflammation 2014 Oct 1 3 e35
Efficacy and safety of rifampicin for multiple system atrophy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Low PA, Robertson D, Gilman S, Kaufmann H, Singer W, Biaggioni I, Freeman R, Perlman S, Hauser RA, Cheshire W, Lessig S, Vernino S, Mandrekar J, Dupont WD, Chelimsky T, Galpern WR Lancet neurology 2014 Mar 13 3 268-75
A Rare Adult Cause of Dizziness.
Shu F, Oberle R, Herndon E, Hatanpaa K, Battiste J, Vernino S JAMA neurology 2014 Jan
Dynamic pupillometry as an autonomic testing tool.
Muppidi S, Adams-Huet B, Tajzoy E, Scribner M, Blazek P, Spaeth EB, Frohman E, Davis S, Vernino S Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2013 Jul
The spectrum of clinicopathological features in pure autonomic neuropathy.
Koike H, Hashimoto R, Tomita M, Kawagashira Y, Iijima M, Koyano S, Momoo T, Yuasa H, Mitake S, Higashihara M, Kaida K, Yamamoto D, Hisahara S, Shimohama S, Nakae Y, Johkura K, Vernino S, Sobue G Journal of neurology 2012 Oct 259 10 2067-75
Idiopathic neuropathy: new paradigms, new promise.
Singer MA, Vernino SA, Wolfe GI Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS 2012 May 17 Suppl 2 43-9
Immunotherapies in neurologic disorders.
Graves D, Vernino S The Medical clinics of North America 2012 May 96 3 497-523, x
Ataxia and weakness in a young woman.
Beh SC, Nations S, Pascual JM, Vernino S Archives of neurology 2012 Jul 69 7 924-7
Clinical reasoning: A 41-year-old comatose man with absent brainstem reflexes.
Beh SC, Vernino S, Warnack WR Neurology 2012 Feb 78 7 e42-5
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration.
Vernino S Handbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn 2012 103 215-23
Reversible right vagal neuropathy.
Muppidi S, Gupta PK, Vernino S Neurology 2011 Oct 77 16 1577-9
Progress in the management of paraneoplastic neurological disorders.
Sadeghian H, Vernino S Therapeutic advances in neurological disorders 2010 Jan 3 1 43-52
Association of N-type calcium channel autoimmunity in patients with autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Kimpinski K, Iodice V, Vernino S, Sandroni P, Low PA Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Oct 150 1-2 136-9
Sudomotor dysfunction in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Kimpinski K, Iodice V, Sandroni P, Fealey RD, Vernino S, Low PA Neurology 2009 Nov 73 18 1501-6
Multifocal paraneoplastic cortical encephalitis associated with myasthenia gravis and thymoma.
Hammoud K, Kandimala G, Warnack W, Vernino S Archives of neurology 2009 Nov 66 11 1407-9
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy with Sjögren's syndrome: significance of ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody and therapeutic approach.
Kondo T, Inoue H, Usui T, Mimori T, Tomimoto H, Vernino S, Takahashi R Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Mar 146 1-2 33-5
Efficacy of immunotherapy in seropositive and seronegative putative autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Iodice V, Kimpinski K, Vernino S, Sandroni P, Fealey RD, Low PA Neurology 2009 Jun 72 23 2002-8
Antibody testing as a diagnostic tool in autonomic disorders.
Vernino S Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2009 Feb 19 1 13-9
Direct and consensual murine pupillary reflex metrics: establishing normative values.
Hussain RZ, Hopkins SC, Frohman EM, Eagar TN, Cravens PC, Greenberg BM, Vernino S, Stüve O Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2009 Dec 151 2 164-7
Combined immunomodulatory therapy in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Gibbons CH, Vernino SA, Freeman R Archives of neurology 2008 Feb 65 2 213-7
Antibodies to muscle and ganglionic acetylcholine receptors (AchR) in celiac disease.
Briani C, Doria A, Ruggero S, Toffanin E, Luca M, Albergoni MP, D'Odorico A, Grassivaro F, Lucchetta M, De Lazzari F, Balzani I, Battistin L, Vernino S Autoimmunity 2008 Feb 41 1 100-4
Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability and the neuromuscular junction.
Vernino S Handbook of clinical neurology / edited by P.J. Vinken and G.W. Bruyn 2008 91 433-43
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy: IgG effects on ganglionic acetylcholine receptor current.
Wang Z, Low PA, Jordan J, Freeman R, Gibbons CH, Schroeder C, Sandroni P, Vernino S Neurology 2007 May 68 22 1917-21
Vernino S, Geschwind M, Boeve B The neurologist 2007 May 13 3 140-7
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: the Mayo clinic experience.
Thieben MJ, Sandroni P, Sletten DM, Benrud-Larson LM, Fealey RD, Vernino S, Lennon VA, Shen WK, Low PA Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2007 Mar 82 3 308-13
Antibody testing in peripheral neuropathies.
Vernino S, Wolfe GI Neurologic clinics 2007 Feb 25 1 29-46
Autoimmune and Paraneoplastic Channelopathies
Vernino S Neurotherapeutics 2007 4(2) 305-314
Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy: IgG effects on ganglionic acetylcholine receptor current
Wang Z, Low PA, Jordan J, Freeman R, Gibbons C, Schroeder C, Sandroni P, Vernino S. Neurology 2007 68 1917-1921
Vernino S, Geschwind M, Boeve B The Neurologist 2007 13(3) 140-147
Steroid-responsive encephalopathy associated with autoimmune thyroiditis.
Castillo P, Woodruff B, Caselli R, Vernino S, Lucchinetti C, Swanson J, Noseworthy J, Aksamit A, Carter J, Sirven J, Hunder G, Fatourechi V, Mokri B, Drubach D, Pittock S, Lennon V, Boeve B Archives of neurology 2006 Feb 63 2 197-202
Plasma exchange for primary autoimmune autonomic failure.
Schroeder C, Vernino S, Birkenfeld AL, Tank J, Heusser K, Lipp A, Benter T, Lindschau C, Kettritz R, Luft FC, Jordan J The New England journal of medicine 2005 Oct 353 15 1585-90
Autoantibody profiles and neurological correlations of thymoma.
Vernino S, Lennon VA Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research 2004 Nov 10 21 7270-5
Copper deficiency myelopathy.
Kumar N, Crum B, Petersen RC, Vernino SA, Ahlskog JE Archives of neurology 2004 May 61 5 762-6
Idiopathic autonomic neuropathy: comparison of cases seropositive and seronegative for ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody.
Sandroni P, Vernino S, Klein CM, Lennon VA, Benrud-Larson L, Sletten D, Low PA Archives of neurology 2004 Jan 61 1 44-8
Passive transfer of autoimmune autonomic neuropathy to mice
Vernino S, Ermilov L, Sha L, Szurszewski JF, Low PA, Lennon VA J Neurosci 2004 24(32) 7037-7042
Reversible autoimmune limbic encephalitis associated with potassium channel antibodies
Thieben MJ, Boeve BF, Aksamit AJ, Keegan BM, Lennon VA, Vernino S Neurology 2004 62 1177-1182
Immunomodulatory treatment trial for paraneoplastic neurological disorders
Vernino S, O’Neill BP, Marks RS, O’Fallon JR, Kimmel DW Neuro-Oncol 2004 6 55-62
Muscle and neuronal autoantibody markers of thymoma: neurological correlations.
Vernino S, Lennon VA Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2003 Sep 998 359-61
Clinical, magnetic resonance imaging, and electroencephalographic findings in paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis.
Lawn ND, Westmoreland BF, Kiely MJ, Lennon VA, Vernino S Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2003 Nov 78 11 1363-8
Myokymia, neuromyotonia, dermatomyositis, and voltage-gated K+ channel antibodies.
Oh SJ, Alapati A, Claussen GC, Vernino S Muscle & nerve 2003 Jun 27 6 757-60
Cause-specific mortality after first cerebral infarction: a population-based study.
Vernino S, Brown RD, Sejvar JJ, Sicks JD, Petty GW, O'Fallon WM Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2003 Aug 34 8 1828-32
Autoantibodies to ganglionic acetylcholine receptors in autoimmune autonomic neuropathies.
Vernino S, Low PA, Fealey RD, Stewart JD, Farrugia G, Lennon VA The New England journal of medicine 2000 Sep 343 12 847-55
New Purkinje cell antibody (PCA-2): marker of lung cancer-related neurological autoimmunity.
Vernino S, Lennon VA Annals of neurology 2000 Mar 47 3 297-305
Autoantibodies to ganglionic acetylcholine receptors in autoimmune autonomic neuropathies
Vernino S, Low PA, Fealey RD, Stewart JD, Farrugia G, Lennon VA N Engl J Med 2000 21;343(12) 847-55
Coma in fulminant pneumococcal meningitis: new MRI observations.
Vernino S, Wijdicks EF, McGough PF Neurology 1998 Oct 51 4 1200-2
Neuronal nicotinic ACh receptor antibody in subacute autonomic neuropathy and cancer-related syndromes.
Vernino S, Adamski J, Kryzer TJ, Fealey RD, Lennon VA Neurology 1998 Jun 50 6 1806-13
A Single Amino Acid Substitution Prevents Recognition of a Dominant Human Aquaporin-4 Determinant in the Context of HLA-DRB1*03:01 by a Murine TCR.
Arellano B, Hussain R, Miller-Little WA, Herndon E, Lambracht-Washington D, Eagar TN, Lewis R, Healey D, Vernino S, Greenberg BM, Stüve O PloS one 2016 11 4 e0152720
Factors contributing to delay in diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and impact on clinical outcome.
Dubey D, Kapotic M, Freeman M, Sawhney A, Rojas-Martinez J, Warnack W, Vernino S Muscle & nerve 2015 Jul
Disproportionate pupillary involvement in diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
Yuan D, Spaeth EB, Vernino S, Muppidi S Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2014 Nov
Clinical experience of seropositive ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody in a tertiary neurology referral center.
Li Y, Jammoul A, Mente K, Li J, Shields RW, Vernino S, Rae-Grant A Muscle & nerve 2014 Dec
Slowly progressive ataxia, neuropathy, and oculomotor dysfunction.
Jordan JT, Samuel G, Vernino S, Muppidi S Archives of neurology 2012 Oct 69 10 1366-71
A Unique Manifestation of Pupillary Fatigue in Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy.
Muppidi S, Scribner M, Gibbons CH, Adams-Huet B, Spaeth EB, Vernino S Archives of neurology 2012 May 69 5 644-8
Objective characterization of the relative afferent pupillary defect in MS.
Blazek P, Davis SL, Greenberg BM, Conger A, Conger D, Vernino S, Beh S, Stuve O, Saidha S, Ratchford JN, Green A, Calabresi PA, Balcer LJ, Frohman TC, Frohman EM Journal of the neurological sciences 2012 Dec 323 1-2 193-200
Antibody-mediated impairment and homeostatic plasticity of autonomic ganglionic synaptic transmission.
Wang Z, Low PA, Vernino S Experimental neurology 2010 Mar 222 1 114-9
Anti-neuronal antibodies in acute pandysautonomia.
Matsui N, Mitsui T, Ohshima Y, Yokoi K, Kunishige M, Yagi F, Vernino S, Matsumoto T, Kaji R Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) 2010 49 1 73-7
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy: treatment by plasma exchanges and rituximab.
Imrich R, Vernino S, Eldadah BA, Holmes C, Goldstein DS Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2009 Aug 19 4 259-62
Neuronal acetylcholine receptor autoimmunity.
Vernino S Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2008 1132 124-8
Dysfunction of the pupillary light reflex in experimental autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy.
Mukherjee S, Vernino S Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2007 Dec 137 1-2 19-26
Speech and language findings associated with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration.
Paslawski T, Duffy JR, Vernino S American journal of speech-language pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2005 Aug 14 3 200-7
Neurophysiologic studies in Morvan syndrome.
Josephs KA, Silber MH, Fealey RD, Nippoldt TB, Auger RG, Vernino S Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society 2004 Nov-Dec 21 6 440-5
From parallel to perpendicular: getting "straightened out" with levodopa therapy.
Glynn SM, Pittock SJ, Vernino SA Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic 2004 Jun 79 6 828-9
Passive transfer of autoimmune autonomic neuropathy to mice.
Vernino S, Ermilov LG, Sha L, Szurszewski JH, Low PA, Lennon VA The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 2004 Aug 24 32 7037-42
Experimental autoimmune autonomic neuropathy.
Vernino S, Low PA, Lennon VA Journal of neurophysiology 2003 Sep 90 3 2053-9
Immunization with neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor induces neurological autoimmune disease.
Lennon VA, Ermilov LG, Szurszewski JH, Vernino S The Journal of clinical investigation 2003 Mar 111 6 907-13
Autonomic dysfunction in peripheral nerve disease.
Low PA, Vernino S, Suarez G Muscle & nerve 2003 Jun 27 6 646-61
Ion channel and striational antibodies define a continuum of autoimmune neuromuscular hyperexcitability.
Vernino S, Lennon VA Muscle & nerve 2002 Nov 26 5 702-7
ANNA-3 anti-neuronal nuclear antibody: marker of lung cancer-related autoimmunity.
Chan KH, Vernino S, Lennon VA Annals of neurology 2001 Sep 50 3 301-11
Seronegative autoimmune autonomic neuropathy: a distinct clinical entity.
Golden EP, Bryarly MA, Vernino S Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2017 Dec
Evaluation of positive and negative predictors of seizure outcomes among patients with immune-mediated epilepsy: a meta-analysis.
Dubey D, Farzal Z, Hays R, Brown LS, Vernino S Therapeutic advances in neurological disorders 2016 Sep 9 5 369-77
Spinal Nerve Tolerance to Single-Session Stereotactic Ablative Radiation Therapy (SABR).
Medin PM, Hrycushko BA, Vernino S, Foster RD, Sayre J, Yamada Y, Van Der Kogel AJ International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2016 Oct 96 2S S216
Neurological Autoantibody Prevalence in Epilepsy of Unknown Etiology.
Dubey D, Alqallaf A, Hays R, Freeman M, Chen K, Ding K, Agostini M, Vernino S JAMA neurology 2017 Feb
Safety and Durability of Effect with Long-Term, Open-Label Droxidopa Treatment in Patients with Symptomatic Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (NOH303).
Isaacson S, Shill HA, Vernino S, Ziemann A, Rowse GJ Journal of Parkinson's disease 2016 Sep
Long-term safety of droxidopa in patients with symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension.
Isaacson S, Vernino S, Ziemann A, Rowse GJ, Kalu U, White WB Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH 2016 Aug
The recommendations of a consensus panel for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension and associated supine hypertension.
Gibbons CH, Schmidt P, Biaggioni I, Frazier-Mills C, Freeman R, Isaacson S, Karabin B, Kuritzky L, Lew M, Low P, Mehdirad A, Raj SR, Vernino S, Kaufmann H Journal of neurology 2017 Jan
Faciobrachial dystonic spells: Presenting feature of autoimmune encephalopathy.
Dubey D, Alqallaf A, Warnack W, Gupta P, Harvey J, Vernino S Neurology India 2017 Sep-Oct 65 5 1149-1151
Managing neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in a patient presenting with pure autonomic failure who later developed Parkinson disease.
Gupta F, Kremens D, Vernino S, Karabin B Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2017 Jul 27 Suppl 1 9-11
Autoimmunity in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: Current understanding.
Vernino S, Stiles LE Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical 2018 Apr
1.7 mutation in a carbamazepine-responsive patient with adult-onset painful peripheral neuropathy.
Adi T, Estacion M, Schulman BR, Vernino S, Dib-Hajj SD, Waxman SG Molecular pain 2018 Jan-Dec 14 1744806918815007
Integrated Analysis of Droxidopa for the Treatment of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension in Patients with Parkinson Disease.
Hauser RA, Biaggioni I, Hewitt LA, Vernino S Movement disorders clinical practice 2018 Nov-Dec 5 6 627-634
Usefulness of Blood Pressure Variability Indices Derived From 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Detecting Autonomic Failure.
Lodhi HA, Peri-Okonny PA, Schesing K, Phelps K, Ngo C, Evans H, Arbique D, Price AL, Vernino S, Phillips L, Mitchell JH, Smith SA, Yano Y, Das SR, Wang T, Vongpatanasin W, Journal of the American Heart Association 2019 Apr 8 7 e010161
Spinal nerve tolerance to single-session stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR).
Hrycushko B, van der Kogel AJ, Phillips L, Folkert M, Sayre JW, Vernino S, Hassan-Rezaeian N, Foster RD, Yamada Y, Timmerman R, Medin PM, International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2019 Apr
Autoimmune autonomic neuropathies and ganglionopathies: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutic advances.
Golden EP, Vernino S, Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2019 May
Polypharmacy: droxidopa to treat neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in a patient with Parkinson disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Vernino S, Claassen D Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2017 Jul 27 Suppl 1 33-34
The major histocompatibility complex and antibody-mediated limbic encephalitis.
Stuve O, Vernino S Annals of neurology 2016 Dec
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: JACC Focus Seminar.
Bryarly M, Phillips LT, Fu Q, Vernino S, Levine BD, Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2019 Mar 73 10 1207-1228
Neurological autoimmune disorders with prominent gastrointestinal manifestations: A review of presentation, evaluation, and treatment.
Blackburn KM, Kubiliun M, Harris S, Vernino S, Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society 2019 Apr e13611
Autoimmunity-associated autonomic failure with sympathetic denervation.
Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Sullivan P, Donadio V, Isonaka R, Zhong E, Pourier B, Vernino S, Kopin IJ, Sharabi Y Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2016 Nov
Managing supine hypertension in a patient with non-diabetic autonomic neuropathy receiving droxidopa for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension.
Vernino S, Lew M, Kremens D Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society 2017 Jun
- Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for management of autoimmune encephalopathies.
- Serologic evaluation of patients with dysautonomia
- Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes
- Disorders of neuromuscular hyperexcitability
- Autonomic effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
- Animal models of autoimmune autonomic neuropathy
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Autoimmune Neurology
- Autonomic Disorders
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