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Jean Marc L ger

Immune Neuropathies

Jean-Marc Léger, MD, FAAN, FEAN

Dr Léger started his career in neurology at the University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière and University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, in 1980, where he trained in general neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He was then nominated as full-time senior neurologist in 1987 in the Department of Neurology, then Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) de Neurosciences, University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, and received his post-graduate degree (Habilitation à diriger des Recherches) from University Paris VI in 1991. He was coordinator, together with Dr Eymard, of the National Referral Center for rare Neuromuscular Diseases, that was built up in the IHU de Neurosciences/Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (IHU/ICM), at University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière, in 2004.

Dr Léger’s clinical and research interests are in the field of peripheral neuropathy and in particular chronic immune-mediated neuropathy. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and contributed more than 30 chapters to books on neurology, mainly in the field of diagnostic features and therapeutic trials in vasculitic neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, multifocal motor neuropathy and paraproteinaemic neuropathies. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Revue Neurologique for 8 years and as member of the Editorial Board of Brain for 5 years, and is currently member of the Board of the European Journal of Neurology and Associate Editor of the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System. He is currently co-Editor of Current Opinion in Neurology.

Dr Léger is past President of the Société Française de Neurologie, in which he served as Secretary General for 8 years. He served as officer of the Management Committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and as chairman of the Training and Education Committee of the EFNS. He was nominated as Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in 2020. He served as Chair of several Committees and as Trustee of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). He is past member of the Board of the Peripheral Nerve Society, and has organized its biennial meeting in Saint-Malo, France, in July 2013. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), and Corresponding Fellow of the American Neurological Association.

He was elected as Full Member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine, France, in 2016.