San Diego County

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San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine


Hahnemann University Hospital


University of California Los Angeles


University of California Los Angeles

Board Certifications

Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine




Dr. Chamindra Konersman is a neurologist and, since 2015, the director of the multidisciplinary Neuromuscular MDA Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. She is also an adult neuromuscular specialist and an associate professor of neurosciences at UC San Diego.

Dr. Konersman completed both her neurology residency and a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine in adult and pediatric neuromuscular disease at the University of California, Los Angeles. She joined the Rady Children's and UC San Diego faculty in 2014. She has special expertise in the evaluation of undiagnosed neuromuscular disorders, with a special interest in genetic myopathies, muscular dystrophies and neuropathies. She spends most of her time combining clinical, pathological, electrodiagnostic and genetic information to solve complex neuromuscular cases.

Dr. Konersman mentors neurology residents and medical students in her clinic and has been recognized for her teaching with numerous accolades.

Dr. Konersman's research interests are congenital myopathies and congenital muscular dystrophies. She is working on providing more genotypic-phenotypic tools to arrive at a genetic diagnosis to offer potential treatment options to patients.


Cross-sectional Neuromuscular Phenotyping Study of Patients With Arhinia With SMCHD1 Variants.
Mohassel P, Chang N, Inoue K, Delaney A, Hu Y, Donkervoort S, Saade D, Billioux BJ, Meader B, Volochayev R, Konersman CG, Kaindl AM, Cho CH, Russell B, Rodriguez A, Foster KW, Foley AR, Moore SA, Jones PL, Bonnemann CG, Jones T, Shaw ND

Childhood amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by excess sphingolipid synthesis.
Mohassel P, Donkervoort S, Lone MA, Nalls M, Gable K, Gupta SD, Foley AR, Hu Y, Saute JAM, Moreira AL, Kok F, Introna A, Logroscino G, Grunseich C, Nickolls AR, Pourshafie N, Neuhaus SB, Saade D, Gangfuß A, Kölbel H, Piccus Z, Le Pichon CE, Fiorillo C, Ly CV, Töpf A, Brady L, Specht S, Zidell A, Pedro H, Mittelmann E, Thomas FP, Chao KR, Konersman CG, Cho MT, Brandt T, Straub V, Connolly AM, Schara U, Roos A, Tarnopolsky M, Höke A, Brown RH, Lee CH, Hornemann T, Dunn TM, Bönnemann CG

Nusinersen treatment of older children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy.
Konersman CG, Ewing E, Yaszay B, Naheedy J, Murphy S, Skalsky A

Medical management of muscle weakness in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Rivera SR, Jhamb SK, Abdel-Hamid HZ, Acsadi G, Brandsema J, Ciafaloni E, Darras BT, Iannaccone ST, Konersman CG, Kuntz NL, McDonald CM, Parsons JA, Tesi Rocha C, Zaidman CM, Butterfield RJ, Connolly AM, Mathews KD

Novel Recessive TNNT1 Congenital Core-Rod Myopathy in French Canadians.
Pellerin D, Aykanat A, Ellezam B, Troiano EC, Karamchandani J, Dicaire MJ, Petitclerc M, Robertson R, Allard-Chamard X, Brunet D, Konersman CG, Mathieu J, Warman Chardon J, Gupta VA, Beggs AH, Brais B, Chrestian N

Clinical, genetic, and pathologic characterization of FKRP Mexican founder mutation c.1387A>G.
Lee AJ, Jones KA, Butterfield RJ, Cox MO, Konersman CG, Grosmann C, Abdenur JE, Boyer M, Beson B, Wang C, Dowling JJ, Gibbons MA, Ballard A, Janas JS, Leshner RT, Donkervoort S, Bönnemann CG, Malicki DM, Weiss RB, Moore SA, Mathews KD

Clinical Reasoning: A 22-year-old postpartum woman with new-onset seizures and headache.
McGehrin K, Konersman C, Ellis R

Novel autosomal dominant TNNT1 mutation causing nemaline myopathy.
Konersman CG, Freyermuth F, Winder TL, Lawlor MW, Lagier-Tourenne C, Patel SB

An Unusual Case of Statin-Induced Myopathy: Anti-HMGCoA Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy.
Nichols L, Pfeifer K, Mammen AL, Shahnoor N, Konersman CG

BAG3 myofibrillar myopathy presenting with cardiomyopathy.
Konersman CG, Bordini BJ, Scharer G, Lawlor MW, Zangwill S, Southern JF, Amos L, Geddes GC, Kliegman R, Collins MP

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