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Neurology Neuromuscular Medicine Chelsea Shugars, MD
  • Gender Female

About / Overview

Dr. Chelsea Shugars is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist who specializes in neuromuscular medicine. She attended Clemson University for her undergraduate studies, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in health science. She worked at the National Institutes of Health before pursuing her medical education at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Shugars spent the rest of her medical training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. There, she completed an internal medicine internship, along with a neurology residency, in which she served as Chief Resident of Neurology during her final year. Her training culminated in a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine.

She is the director of the ALS Clinic at Erlanger. Her clinical interests include all aspects of neuromuscular medicine, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, amyloidosis, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophies, myositis, and many other conditions. Dr. Shugars is also interested in advanced electrodiagnostic techniques like peripheral nerve and muscle ultrasonography.

Education / Credentials

  • MD Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA
  • Residency - Neurology Wake Forest University - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Fellowship - Neuromuscular Medicine Wake Forest University - Winston-Salem, NC


Board certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Neuromuscular Ultrasound Certificate of Added Qualification