Prof. Jean-Marc Léger - MD, FAAN

Neurology Department: Neuromuscular Pathology Clinical Unit, Myology Institute

CHU Paris-GH La Pitié Salpêtrière-Charles Foix - Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière - Paris, France



Prof. Léger began his career in neurology at the University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière and Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, in 1980, where he trained in general neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He became a senior neurologist in 1987 in the Department of Neurology, and then at the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) de Neurosciences, University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, and received his post-graduate degree from University Paris VI in 1991.

Prof. Léger is co-coordinator of the National Referral Centre for rare Neuromuscular Diseases, set up in 2004 at the Neurosciences IHU / Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (ICM). He is Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and Corresponding Fellow of the American Neurological Association. He was elected full member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine, France, in 2016. He was previously President of the Société Française de Neurologie, Management Committee member of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and board member of the Peripheral Nerve Society.


Prof. Léger served as Editor-in-Chief of Revue Neurologique for 8 years and as member of the Editorial Board of Brain for 5 years, and is currently member of the Board of the European Journal of Neurology and Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation.


Prof. Léger has authored and co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to over 30 book chapters in neurology, essentially in the field of diagnostic features and therapeutic trials in vasculitic neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, multifocal motor neuropathy and paraproteinaemic neuropathies.

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