Dr. George A. Small is the director of the Neuromuscular Division and the Electromyography Laboratory at Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine. He is an assistant professor within the department and also heads the Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship. A resident of New York City, Dr. Small was recruited to his present position in Pittsburgh in 1993. He is a graduate of the Jefferson Medical College, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Neurological Institutes of New York for adult neurology residency. He completed a one-year fellowship in neuromuscular disease and electromyography at the Neurological Institute of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York before attaining his current position. A member of MGA’s Board of Directors since spring 2001, Dr. Small looks forward to certifying the accuracy of informational materials available to patients and their families, as well as helping to coordinate patient, family, and professional discussions during the annual education meeting of the organization.
Sandeep S. Rana is director of the ALS Center at Allegheny General Hospital. A graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, Dr. Rana completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Methodist Hospital and a residency in Neurology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also completed a fellowship in EEG and Epilepsy and a fellowship in EMG and Neuromuscular Diseases – both at the University of Pittsburgh. A prolific author, Dr. Rana has conducted a number of research studies. In addition, he serves as co-director of the Neurology Residency Program at Allegheny General and teaches medical students. Dr. Rana has been treating neuromuscular disorders, including MG, for last 11 years. He has presented data on MG at many national and local meetings. For a number of years, he has also served as medical advisor for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.