Gil Wolfe, MD, FAAN
Gil I. Wolfe, MD, FAAN, assumed the role of Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in January 2012 where he holds the Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair in Neurology. In 2017 he was named a Univ. at Buffalo Distinguished Professor. Prior to 2012, Dr. Wolfe was Professor and Clinical Vice Chair of Neurology at Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. In September 2004, he was named to the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neuromuscular Disease Research. He served as Co-Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinics and Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Wolfe completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University and attended medical school at UT Southwestern. He completed an internal medicine internship and trained as a neurology resident and neuromuscular/electromyography fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and clinical neurophysiology.
Dr. Wolfe's main research interests include idiopathic and immune-mediated peripheral neuropathies and myasthenia gravis (MG). He has authored or co-authored over 120 papers and over 20 chapters on neuromuscular disorders. His research has been sponsored by the National Institutes of Health/NINDS, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and Food and Drug Administration. He served as clinical chair of the NIH-supported international study of thymectomy in non-thymomatous MG.
Dr. Wolfe is actively involved in the training of younger physicians. He directed the neuromuscular medicine and clinical neurophysiology fellowship and neurology residency programs while at UT Southwestern. He has received awards for excellence in residency teaching at both UT Southwestern and Univ. at Buffalo. He has been elected to Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. Dr. Wolfe is a past chair of the Medical/Scientific Advisory Board for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, and also serves on the advisory board for the GBS-CIDP Foundation International. He received the Doctor of the Year Award from the MGFA in 2015. In 2018 he received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.