Jefferson University Hospitals

Weinberg ALS Center

Living with ALS

At the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center patients benefit from the support of a diverse care team that integrates research, clinical experience, and personalized care tailored to support the needs of each patient.

We use JeffConnect (telemedicine), to connect patients with members of their care team from their home.

A Comprehensive Approach to Care

We take a multidimensional approach to supporting patients, their families, and the ALS community.



We Strive to:

  • Educate the next generation of ALS providers, scientists and clinician scientists.
  • Meet the unique needs of our patients.
  • Support, teach and empower each patient’s family members.
  • Make progress in finding a cure.


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to help patients live a purposeful life with ALS.

Our vision is to combine innovative research, technology, and comprehensive clinical services that focus on the patient to bring hope, purpose, and compassionate care to ALS patients and their families.

The Weinberg ALS Center, is a Clinical-Research Integrated Strategic Program (CRISP) of the Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience.


ALS Center Leadership

Piera Pasinelli, PhD  Director, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center | Principal Investigator | Professor of Neuroscience

Goran Rakocevic, MD, Clinical Director, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center | Neurologist | Associate Professor of Neurology

Davide Trotti, PhD, Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center | Principal Investigator | Professor of Neuroscience



Facilitating care and maximizing resources available to you, your caregivers, and the greater ALS community.

Judith Guarnieri, RNP, Lead Nurse Practitioner

Gail Houseman, RN, CNS-BC- Regional Nurse Coordinator, ALSA

Kate Monahan, Program Manager


Make An Appointment

Appointments are available every Friday for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of ALS. Diagnostic services are also available. If you have been told you have ALS, or have been asked to see an ALS specialist for a possible diagnosis, we can help. Please call the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Program Manager, Kate Monahan at 215-503-4294 or 215-955-8800.

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