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Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

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Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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What is Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy?

Hereditary sensory neuropathy is a disorder characterized by abnormal nerve function in the arms, legs, and feet. The nerves that are affected transmit sensation and touch information to the brain. People who are affected cannot feel with their limbs and may develop muscle wasting. The disorder is caused by mutations in certain genes and as a result, runs in families.

Typical Symptoms of Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy

  • Pain across the entire body

  • Feeling of imbalance

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Numbness of the fingers

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have body-wide pain?

  • Do you feel off-balance, making it difficult for you to stand still?

  • Do you feel any numbness or altered sensation?

  • Do you have wrist numbness?

Treatmentof Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy

There are no standard treatments for hereditary sensory neuropathy although several experimental treatments are being studied. Treatment mainly focuses on symptoms and support, including physical therapy and medications for nerve pain. Orthopedic surgery may be needed to correct foot or other skeletal deformities that result from nerve damage.

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References

  • Auer-Grumbach M. Hereditary sensory neuropathy type I. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2008 Mar 18;3:7. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-3-7. PMID: 18348718; PMCID: PMC2311280.

    https://ojrd.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1750-1172-3-7

  • Saba S, Chen Y, Maddipati KR, Hackett M, Hu B, Li J. Demyelination in hereditary sensory neuropathy type-1C. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2020 Sep;7(9):1502-1512. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51110. Epub 2020 Jul 30. PMID: 32730653; PMCID: PMC7480917.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.51110

  • Thomas PK. Hereditary sensory neuropathies. Brain Pathol. 1993 Apr;3(2):157-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.1993.tb00740.x. PMID: 8293177.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3639.1993.tb00740.x

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Benjamin Kummer, MD

Benjamin Kummer, MD (Neurology)

Dr Kummer is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), with joint appointment in Digital and Technology Partners (DTP) at the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) as Director of Clinical Informatics in Neurology. As a triple-board certified practicing stroke neurologist and informaticist, he has successfully improved clinical operations at the point of care by acting as a central liaison between clinical neurology faculty and DTP teams to implement targeted EHR configuration changes and workflows, as well as providing subject matter expertise on health information technology projects across MSHS. | Dr Kummer also has several years’ experience building and implementing several informatics tools, presenting scientific posters, and generating a body of peer-reviewed work in “clinical neuro-informatics” – i.e., the intersection of clinical neurology, digital health, and informatics – much of which is centered on digital/tele-health, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He has spearheaded the Clinical Neuro-Informatics Center in the Department of Neurology at ISMMS, a new research institute that seeks to establish the field of clinical neuro-informatics and disseminate knowledge to the neurological community on the effects and benefits of clinical informatics tools at the point of care.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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