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Joshua Alpers, MD
Board Certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Dr. Alpers completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry, and a Bachelor’s of Art in French. He then attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with his MD in 2004; during this time, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine followed by residency in Neurology at Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas and served as Chief
Resident of Neurology during his final year of residency. His training culminated in a
fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Duke University.

After completion of training, Dr. Alpers served as the Chief of Neurophysiology at Wright-Patterson Medical Center/Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. As a Neurologist and a Major in the United States Air Force, he held teaching positions at both Wright State School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS).

Dr. Alpers is board-certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Though his interest extends to all aspects of neuromuscular medicine, he also has a specific interest in chemodenervation for various movement disorders including cervical dystonia as well as disorders of the neuromuscular junction and of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability.


Neuromuscular Medicine - Duke University in Durham. NC


Neurology - Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX


University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, MO

University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, MO
Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France


ALS, the reason behind the ice bucket challenge Erlanger's Dr. Joshua Alpers and Shannon Silberman discuss ALS in our region and if all those buckets of ice water really make a difference. Segment aired on News Channel 9's This-N-That.

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