Rabi Tawil, M.D.

Dr. Rabi Tawil, MD, is co-Director of the MDA Neuromuscular Disease Clinic at the University of Rochester. He is also Director of the Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory and is responsible for the interpretation of all muscle biopsy samples use for diagnosing muscle diseases.

Dr. Tawil has over 30 year of experience organizing and directing clinical trials in FSHD, and has been a seminal figure in advance research around the genetics and treatment of the disease. He is leading an international collaborative effort to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms in FSHD, and to develop treatments that successfully slow progression and improve strength in FSHD.