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Adam Loavenbruck, MD, MS

Neurology


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"What I enjoy most about my work is that I am given the opportunity every day to help patients who are worried or confused about their condition, to connect with them on a personal level, and provide reassurance and clarity about their diagnosis and treatment plan."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Loavenbruck is a board certified neurologist with sub-specialty certification in diseases of peripheral nerves and muscle. Dr. Loavenbruck has brought standardized testing for autonomic disorders to HCMC. He is trained in performing EMG, and is the Director of the HCMC EMG laboratory and neuromuscular division. He has certification in Neuromuscular Pathology, and is co-director of the HCMC Neuromuscular Laboratory, where he reads nerve and muscle biopsies. He has a post-graduate degree in Clinical Research, and works 50% time in the Kennedy Laboratory of the University of Minnesota developing noninvasive, painless tests for detection of peripheral neuropathy.

Credibility

  • Board certified in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine

Honors

  • Director, EMG and Autonomic Laboratory

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Minnesota Neuropathy Association

Publications

  • Loavenbruck A, Wendelschaefer-Crabbe G, Sandroni P, Kennedy WR. Quantification of sweat gland volume and innervation in neuropathy: Correlation with thermoregulatory sweat testing. Muscle & nerve. Oct 2014;50(4):528-534.
  • Loavenbruck AJ, Chaudhry V, Zeldenrust SR, Spinner RJ, Theis JD, Klein CJ: Mass spectrometry analysis reveals non-mutated apolipoprotein a1 lumbosacral radiculoplexus amyloidoma. In Muscle and Nerve. 46(5): pages 817-22, 2012.
  • Loavenbruck A, Iturrino J, Singer W, et al. Disturbances of gastrointestinal transit and autonomic functions in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society. Jan 2015;27(1):92-98.
  • Loavenbruck A, Iturrino J, Singer W, et al. Disturbances of gastrointestinal transit and autonomic functions in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society. Jan 2015;27(1):92-98.
  • Loavenbruck A, Sandroni P. Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension: Roles of Norepinephrine Deficiency in its Causes, its Treatment, and Future Research Directions. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2015

Personal

"I moved to Minnesota from suburban New York in 1993 to attend Macalester College. After college, I worked as a tree climber doing residential tree pruning in the Twin Cities metro. I built a recording studio at that time and have used it over the years to record dozens of albums of my own music and that of friends. I met my wife here in Minnesota and the two of us moved to New York City together for me to attend medical school. We moved back to Minnesota in 2005 and have a young son, Owen."

 

Medical School

State University of New York Downstate, New York City, NY, USA

Residency

Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Fellowship

Peripheral Nerve and EMG/Neuromuscular, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Autonomic Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA