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Namita Goyal

Namita A. Goyal, MD


Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology

Clinical Interests

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophies, myasthenia gravis, myositis

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine [P&N]
  • English
Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine
UIC-Christ Hospital & Medical CenterInternal Medicine
University of Chicago HospitalsNeurology
Massachusetts General HospitalClinical Neurophysiology/EMG
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Co-director — UCI Health ALS Neuromuscular Center
  • Director — UCI Health ALS Services
  • Director — Neurology Clinical Trials Unit, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Neurology
  • Fellow — American Academy of Neurology 
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2019-2023
More Information

Dr. Namita Goyal is a board-certified, fellowship-trained UCI Health neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. She serves as co-director of the UCI Health ALS Neuromuscular Centerone of only six Muscular Dystrophy Association-designated centers in California.

Her clinical interests include muscular dystrophies, muscle disease, myasthenia gravis, myositis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and demyelinating neuropathies. Certified in electrodiagnostic medicine, she performs a number of procedures including adult and pediatric electromyogram (EMG), single-fiber EMG and muscle biopsies.

Goyal received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Bridgetown, Barbados. She completed a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in electromyography, clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular disease at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she subsequently served as a faculty member.

Her research interests include ALS, myositis, muscular dystrophies, myopathies and myasthenia gravis. She is the lead site investigator for several clinical trials involving neuromuscular diseases, with a special focus on ALS and myositis, and directs neurology clinical trials for the UCI School of Medicine. She also is the author of several published articles on neuromuscular disorders and is a frequent guest speaker at national conferences.

In addition to her clinical and research work, she is a mentor to neurology fellows and residents and serves as director of the Department of Neurology's neuromuscular medicine fellowship program.

Goyal sees patients in Irvine and Orange.

Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care
19200 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 714-456-7002
UCI Health ALS & Neuromuscular Center
200 S. Manchester Ave., Suite 110
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-2332
Fax: 714-456-5997