Jefferson University Hospitals

Weinberg ALS Center

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

We combine basic, translational and clinical research with a multidisciplinary treatment clinic to deliver exemplary care to those diagnosed with ALS. We also offer a telemedicine option for patients who need to make follow-up visits with members of a personalized care team without leaving home. 

While the professionals that compose the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center and its multidisciplinary clinic come from diverse backgrounds, their core goals are all the same:

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, comprehensive clinical services and patient engagement to bring hope and compassionate care to ALS patients and their families.


ALS Center Leadership

Leading the ALS Center is Piera Pasinelli, PhD, the Director of Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center and the Frances & Joseph Weinberg Professor in Neuroscience; Clinical Director, Goran Rakocevic, MD, an associate professor of neurology, and Research Director, Davide Trotti, PhD, professor of neuroscience. They’re joined by a team of physicians, professors, clinicians, nurses, staff and research students and fellows who combine knowledge and resources to better treat your ALS.

Find out how you can support Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals to make a difference in the research and treatment of ALS: