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Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute
Director, Program for Neurology Research & Discovery
Russell N DeJong Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurology
Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. is the Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Neuropathy Center at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan and an internationally known authority on the complications of diabetes. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for her work on understanding the mechanisms underlying diabetic neuropathy and is the author of over 150 articles and book chapters. Dr. Feldman is also an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic neuropathy. She and her colleagues at the University of Michigan developed a clinical screening instrument for the rapid diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy that is used throughout the world. Dr. Feldman currently directs a Neuropathy Clinic and is listed in the Best Doctors of America.
Dr. Feldman and her colleagues focus on the development of both sensory and autonomic neuropathy. Diabetic sensory neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes and results in loss of sensation in the extremities. The autonomic, or involuntary, nervous system regulates the function of the internal organs including the digestive system and the cardiovascular system, i.e., the heart and blood vessels. Loss of innervation to the heart may lead to sudden cardiac death. Dr. Feldman has demonstrated that oxidative stress is especially damaging to neurons and is examining the use of antioxidant compounds on neurons in culture and in diabetic animals.