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Christopher M. Gomez, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Dr. Christopher Gomez is an expert in neurogenetic disorders, gait and balance disorders, and in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with ataxias -- a family of rare neurodegenerative diseases. Since 1991, Dr. Gomez has been on the medical and research advisory board of the National Ataxia Foundation. He currently serves as the vice chair of the Neurogenetics Section of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Gomez's laboratory research concentrates on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease -- with a focus on the means by which genetic mutations in ion channels or other essential proteins lead to dominantly inherited neurodegenerative diseases. His research has resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago


The University of Chicago Medicine


University of California, Los Angeles


American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
American Society of Human Genetics
Society for Neuroscience

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6390


(773) 702-5545

Office Fax

(773) 834-3232

Office Postal Address

Christopher M. Gomez, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2030
Chicago, IL 60637

Clinical Interests

  • Neurology
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias
  • Child and adult onset ataxias Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • SCAs
  • Hereditary Parkinson’s syndromes
  • Olivopontocerebellar ataxia
  • Multiple system atrophy
  • Gait and balance disorders
  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes

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Read More About Dr. Gomez

Dr. Gomez serves as director of the Ataxia Center and co-director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Gomez's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.