Come with a pocket full of questions when Thomas Lloyd, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, visits the Easton Charcot -Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) Support Group on Saturday, March 11, 10 AM until Noon. The group meets at the Talbot County Free Library, 100 Dover Street, Easton.
Dr. Lloyd specializes in neuromuscular disorders in adults, with a particular interest in neurogenetics and motor neuron diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), motor neuropathies, peripheral nerve disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy. Dr. Lloyd is developing genetic and pharmacologic screens to identify novel drug targets for motor neuron diseases. .
Dr. Lloyd’s research interests include understanding the mechanisms of motor neuron degeneration using simple genetic model systems. Having received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, he then went to Johns Hopkins Hospital for residency training in Neurology, after which he completed a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease was discovered by theee doctors in the 1880s–Dr. Charcot and Dr. Marie from France and Dr. Tooth from England. To date there is no cure. CMT is a slowly degenerative disorder causing severe weakness in the feet and legs, and hands and arms. While it will not cause death, it may ultimately keep the patient wheelchair-bound.
All interested persons are invited to meet Dr. Lloyd and to ask appropriate questions pertaining to their own CMT or that of friends or family. We look forward to seeing you there on March 11–with your questions.
For further information, please contact Missy Warfield, Easton CMT Support Group leader, at 410-820-0576.