Eric L. Logigian, M.D.

Eric L. Logigian, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2559
Fax: (585) 273-1255

Professional Bio

Director of the neuromuscular electrodiagnostic laboratory at URMC, and former unit chief for the neuromuscular division, Dr Logigian has devoted his career to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuromuscular disease, particularly patients with focal and generalized neuropathies. As Professor of Neurology, and Program Director for the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, he also plays a major role in training Neurology residents and fellows in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuromuscular disease. His research interests have focused on development of electrodiagnostic techniques for patients with various focal and generalized neuropathies, on measurement of myotonia in myotonic myopathies, and on treatment of neurologic Lyme disease.

After undergraduate training in mathematics at Cornell University, Dr. Logigian obtained his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at the Beth Israel Hospital followed by neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. He did clinical neurophysiology training at MGH and in Dusseldorf Germany before becoming an attending physician first at the New England Medical Center in Boston, and then at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 1998, he joined the neurology department, neuromuscular division in Rochester where he has been a busy neuromuscular clinician in the Neuropathy clinic, applied electrophysiologist in the URMC EMG Laboratory, teacher, administrator, and clinical researcher. He is boarded in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Logigian has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and book chapters on various aspects of neuromuscular diseases; has been elected to several honorary memberships and fellowships (AOA, ACP, AAN, ANA, Cambridge's Who's Who, Best Doctors, America's Top Doctors); has trained over 60 fellows in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease, a number of whom are currently leading academicians in Neurology and Neuromuscular disease; and has played a major role in recruiting several outstanding neuromuscular faculty to URMC.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America | Aiken, SC 2011 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Member, Cambridge Who's Who 2009
Member, American Neurologic Association 2004
America's Top Doctors 2002
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology 1999
Fellow, American College of Physicians 1994
Phi Delta Epsilon Women's Club Award 1978
Chester S. Keefer Scholarship Award 1978
Magna Cum Laude, Doctor of Medicine 1978
Alpha Omega Alpha 1976

Recent Journal Articles

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2015 Dec 1
Whittaker RG, Herrmann DN, Bansagi B, Hasan BA, Lofra RM, Logigian EL, Sowden JE, Almodovar JL, Littleton JT, Zuchner S, Horvath R, Lochm├╝ller H. "Electrophysiologic features of SYT2 mutations causing a treatable neuromuscular syndrome." Neurology. 2015 Dec 1; 85(22):1964-71. Epub 2015 Oct 30.
2014 Oct
Hehir MK, Logigian EL. "Infectious neuropathies." Continuum : lifelong learning in neurology. 2014 Oct; 20(5 Peripheral Nervous System Disorders):1274-92.
2014 Aug
Zimering JH, Williams MR, Eiras ME, Fallon BA, Logigian EL, Dworkin RH. "Acute and chronic pain associated with Lyme borreliosis: clinical characteristics and pathophysiologic mechanisms." Pain. 2014 Aug; 155(8):1435-8. Epub 2014 Apr 24.
2014 Jul
Botez SA, Zynda-Weiss AM, Logigian EL. "Diffuse age-related lumbar mri changes confound diagnosis of single (L5) root lesions." Muscle & nerve. 2014 Jul; 50(1):135-7. Epub 2014 May 15.
2014 May
Johnson NE, Utz M, Patrick E, Rheinwald N, Downs M, Dilek N, Dogra V, Logigian EL. "Visualization of the diaphragm muscle with ultrasound improves diagnostic accuracy of phrenic nerve conduction studies." Muscle & nerve. 2014 May; 49(5):669-75. Epub 2014 Apr 08.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD) - Primary


Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


MD | Medicine | Boston University Sch Medicine78
BA | Not Specificly Classified | Cornell University71
Neurology | Harvard UniversityAttended 1984 - 1985
Clinical Neurophysiology | Harvard UniversityAttended 1984 - 1985
Internal Medicine | Harvard UniversityAttended 1978 - 1981

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neurophysioloy at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/1984 - 12/31/85
Residency in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital07/01/1981 - 06/30/84
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/1978 - 06/30/81
Pre-med at Cornell University05/71