Michael Slama, MD, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neurology

Michael Slama
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. Slama’s current research interests include participating in clinical trials for expanding treatment options of neuromuscular diseases, in particular myasthenia gravis. Other interests include digital processing of electromyography signals with the goal of more objectively recognizing neurogenic and myopathic processes.
Dr. Slama’s prior research includes basic science and translational research in auditory mechanics, auditory neurophysiology and hearing impairment. For M.D. research, Dr. Slama’s studied the performance of auditory brainstem implants in a rat model through electrical stimulation of the auditory brainstem and simultaneous recording in the auditory midbrain. Dr. Slama also investigated the feasibility of new generation auditory brainstem implants using infrared and optogenetic stimulation strategies.

Other Positions

  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, PhD
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, MS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM/ScM


  • Published on 8/4/2021

    Abudalou M, Malkowski M, Robles MR, Vega EA, Slama MCC. A Rare Presentation of a Rare Disease: Oropharyngeal Dysphagia as The Main Manifestation of Myasthenia Gravis. Cureus. 2021 Aug; 13(8):e16880. PMID: 34513455.

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  • Published on 5/19/2021

    Slama MCC, Berkowitz AL. Metabolic and Toxic Myelopathies. Semin Neurol. 2021 06; 41(3):309-326. PMID: 34010972.

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  • Published on 5/22/2020

    Anand P, Slama MCC, Kaku M, Ong C, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Zhou L, David WS, Guidon AC. COVID-19 in patients with myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2020 08; 62(2):254-258. PMID: 32392389.

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  • Published on 2/27/2020

    Slama MCC, Torre M, Shatzman SM, Suh J, Krier JB, De Girolami U, Kimbrough DJ, Milligan TA. Clinical Reasoning: A 42-year-old woman with progressive cognitive difficulties and gait imbalance. Neurology. 2020 03 17; 94(11):e1219-e1226. PMID: 32107324.

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  • Published on 3/11/2015

    Slama MC, Delgutte B. Neural coding of sound envelope in reverberant environments. J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 11; 35(10):4452-68. PMID: 25762687.

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  • Published on 12/3/2014

    Darrow KN, Slama MC, Kozin ED, Owoc M, Hancock K, Kempfle J, Edge A, Lacour S, Boyden E, Polley D, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Optogenetic stimulation of the cochlear nucleus using channelrhodopsin-2 evokes activity in the central auditory pathways. Brain Res. 2015 Mar 02; 1599:44-56. PMID: 25481416.

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  • Published on 2/5/2014

    Verma RU, Guex AA, Hancock KE, Durakovic N, McKay CM, Slama MC, Brown MC, Lee DJ. Auditory responses to electric and infrared neural stimulation of the rat cochlear nucleus. Hear Res. 2014 Apr; 310:69-75. PMID: 24508368.

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  • Published on 3/1/2010

    Slama MC, Ravicz ME, Rosowski JJ. Middle ear function and cochlear input impedance in chinchilla. J Acoust Soc Am. 2010 Mar; 127(3):1397-410. PMID: 20329840.

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  • Published on 11/27/2009

    Ravicz ME, Slama MC, Rosowski JJ. Middle-ear pressure gain and cochlear partition differential pressure in chinchilla. Hear Res. 2010 May; 263(1-2):16-25. PMID: 19945521.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Slama MCC, Ravicz ME, Nakajima HH, Dong W, Rosowski JJ. Cooper NP, Kemps DT, editors. Concepts and challenges in the biophysics of hearing. Measurements of middle ear pressure gain and cochlear input impedance in the chinchilla. World Scientific. New Jersey. 2009; 9-14.

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