A/Prof Andrew Kornberg is a neurologist with considerable neuromuscular experience. He completed a Neuromuscular Fellowship working with Dr Alan Pestronk in the United States in St Louis, USA. He has had extensive laboratory and clinical experience in a variety of immune-mediated neurologic syndromes, including Guillain-Barre syndrome, Miller Fisher syndrome, multifocal motor neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), childhood multiple sclerosis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. He has used this experience to establish a laboratory in Melbourne looking at antigens involved in immune mediated neurologic disease.
A/Prof Kornberg has been asked to speak at Washington University in St. Louis at Grand Rounds on "Immune-mediated Neurologic Disease in Childhood", and was an invited member to the European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) Workshop on "Childhood CIDP" in the Netherlands. He has given many invited lectures in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region on immune mediated neurologic syndromes and other neuromuscular disorders.
As Director of both Neurology at the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), and of the National Muscular Dystrophy Centre at the Howard Florey Institute, Andrew has been able to continue clinical and laboratory research. The two positions have been very productive with national and international grants being received from the NHMRC and the USA MDA.
A/Prof Kornberg is senior editor of a wholly written Australian Neuromuscular textbook, which is nearing completion. (Kornberg AJ, Collins S, Byrne E, Dennett X, Shield LK. (eds). Neuromuscular Disease: A Practical Approach).