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Debra J. Guntrum, NP

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2559

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Professional Background

Ms Guntrum has worked in the Neuromuscular Disease Center since 2000. She provides care to children and adults with neuromuscular disease and peripheral neuropathy. She has been involved in research in the unit as well.

Ms Guntrum received her BNS from SUNY Brockport in 1993 and her MSN from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2000.

She is a Clinical Associate in the University of Rochester, School of Nursing and has lectured on neuromuscular disease in many forums. She has worked with nursing students, teaching them about neuromuscular disorders.

Debra is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner Association, Greater Rochester Chapter and the American Academy of Neurology.



NP | University of Rochester
Nurse Practitioner

BSN | The College At Brockport, Suny

Post-doctoral Training & Residency


Excellence in Clinical Preceptor Award
Location: School of Nursing at the University of Rochester

Nursing Departmental Scholar Award
Location: Nursing Department at Strong Memorial Hospital


Journal Articles

Ramani PK, Fawcett K, Guntrum D, Samuel H, Ciafaloni E, Veerapandiyan A. "Epilepsy Characteristics in Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophies." Child neurology open.. 2023 10:2329048X231159484. Epub 2023 Feb 22.

Donaldson A, Guntrum D, Ciafaloni E, Statland J. "Achieving Life Milestones in Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy: A Retrospective Analysis." Neurology. Clinical practice.. 2021 Aug; 11(4):311-317.

Veerapandiyan A, Eichinger K, Guntrum D, Kwon J, Baker L, Collins E, Ciafaloni E. "Nusinersen for older patients with spinal muscular atrophy: A real-world clinical setting experience." Muscle & nerve.. 2019 Nov 26; Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Myotonic Dystrophy
Book Title: Neuromuscular Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence A Clinician's Approach
Author List: Moxley, R.T., Ciafaloni, E., Guntrum, D.
Edited By: Darras, B.T., Jones, H.R., Ryan, M.M., DeVivo, D.C.
Published By: Elsevier 2014 in London, San Diego, Waltham, Oxford