News Release

September 10, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Neurologist Joins UConn Health Center

Daniel Menkes Specializes in Peripheral Nerve Disease

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Daniel L. Menkes, M.D., is now seeing patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Menkes is a neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in peripheral nerve diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, or CIDP. Additionally, he provides care to persons with other types of neuropathy such as those that occur from diabetes mellitus or chemotherapy. He also treats persons with neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis and patients with muscle diseases such as Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.

Menkes joins the UConn Health Center from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center at Memphis. While there, he served as director of clinical neurophysiology at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, the Baptist Hospital system and the Memphis VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, and his postdoctoral training includes a chief residency in neurology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and a fellowship in electromyography and clinical neurophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Menkes, 46, is a colonel in the Connecticut Air National Guard and is chief of aerospace medicine for the 103rd Airlift Wing, based in East Granby. He lives in West Simsbury with his wife, Gail, and his daughter, Sarah.

Caption: Dr. Daniel Menkes has joined the UConn Health Center Department of Neurology.

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