Centers & Clinics

The ALS Association collaborates with some of the best ALS physicians and clinics in the country to ensure that Arizonans with ALS have access to cutting edge medical care in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere.

The unique multidisciplinary care model of the Certified Centers of Excellence and affiliated clinics brings together a team of specially trained medical professionals to meet the needs of those living with ALS, allowing the patient to receive care from each discipline during a single visit.  

This multidisciplinary team typically includes: a neurologist, nurse, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietitian, social worker, psychologist, and a palliative care expert.  An ALS Association Chapter liaison also serves as a member of the team, working closely with clinic staff to assure that the comprehensive needs of each family are being met.

Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence

Certified Center Badge

The ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence Program designs, implements, and monitors a national standard of best-practice care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

To become certified as a center of excellence, each clinic must:

  • Meet The ALS Association's clinical care and treatment standards, based on AAN Practice Parameters
  • Participate in ALS-related research
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive site review

Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence in Arizona include:

Certified Clinics- 1

Gregory F. Fulton ALS Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute
240 W. Thomas Rd. Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Medical Directors: Shafeeq Ladha, M.D., Jeremy Shefner, M.D., Ph.D., and Bill Jacobsen, M.D.


Certified Clinics- 2

HonorHealth Neurology and Phoenix Neurological Associates ALS Clinic
7242 E. Osborn Rd. Suite 400, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Medical Directors: Todd Levine, M.D. and Anne Hatch, D.O.


Certified Clinics- 3

Mayo Clinic Arizona
13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Medical Director: Iryna Muzyka, M.D.


Affiliated Clinics

In addition to the Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence, other models of care are necessary to meet the needs of all people living with ALS in Arizona. The ALS Association Affiliated Clinics offer the same high-quality approach to multidisciplinary care as the Certified Treatment Centers however, they may not offer onsite research or opportunities to participate in clinical trials. These clinics may be affiliated with and/or supported by a private foundation, a university medical system, the Veteran’s Administration or another non-profit organization.

Affiliated Clinics in Arizona include:

Clinic- 1

Banner- University Medical Center South
2800 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713
Medical Directors: Katalin Scherer, M.D. and Holli Horak, M.D.


Clinic- 2

Neuromuscular Research Center
4545 E. Shea Blvd. Suite 175, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Medical Director: Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, M.D.


Clinic- 3

Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center
650 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ 85012
Medical Director: Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, M.D.

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