Celebrating 30 Years of ALS Care

Northwestern’s Lois Insolia ALS Clinic is a model for multidisciplinary care.

When it opened in July 1986, the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern Medicine was one of the first multidisciplinary ALS clinics in the country — the very first in the Chicago area — dedicated to the total care and support of people with ALS, their families and their caregivers.

Scott Heller, MD, ’84 GME, was recruited to serve as the first director of the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic. At that time, it was a three-person operation — one clinician, one nurse coordinator and one clinician-scientist.

Read the rest of the article published by Northwestern Medicine Magazine, here.