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Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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James M. Killian, M.D.

Professor of Neurology

Director, Electomyography Laboratory

Clinical Service Area



EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Neuromuscular Diseases
General Neurology

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Clinic Appointments




Medical School

M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.


Internal Medicine, Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans, La.


Neurology, Charity Hospital and Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.

Clinical Fellowship

Neurology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La.
National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen's Square, London, United Kingdom

Clinic Location

Baylor Neurology
Neurosensory Building
6501 Fannin, NB336
Houston, Texas 77030

Clinical Interests

Multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, EMG and nerve conduction studies in the evaluation of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders

Contact Information

James M. Killian, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza, MS NB302
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-7422
Fax: 713-798-8827

Journal Publications (Selected out of 35)

  • Killian JM, Smyth S, Guerra R, Adhikari I, Harati Y. Comparison of sudomotor and sensory nerve testing in painful sensory neuropathies. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2011;12(3):138-42. [View journal article]
  • Chen M, Chen G, Nie H, Zhang X, Niu X, Zang YC, et al. Regulatory effects of IFN-beta on production of osteopontin and IL-17 by CD4+ T Cells in MS. Eur J Immunol. 2009;39(9):2525-36. [View journal article]
  • Hong J, Li H, Chen M, Zang YC, Skinner SM, Killian JM, et al. Regulatory and pro-inflammatory phenotypes of myelin basic protein-autoreactive T cells in multiple sclerosis. Int Immunol. 2009;21(12):1329-40. [View journal article]
  • Zang YC, Li S, Rivera VM, Hong J, Robinson RR, Breitbach WT, et al. Increased CD8+ cytotoxic T cell responses to myelin basic protein in multiple sclerosis. J Immunol. 2004;172(8):5120-7. [View journal article]
  • Smith RG, Roher AE, Appel SH, Doody RS, Killian JM, Corey-Bloom J, et al. Autonomic sudomotor dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease. Curr Med Chem - Imun Endoc Metab Agents. 2003;3(1):77-84. [View journal article]
  • Zang YC, Hong J, Rivera VM, Killian J, Zhang JZ. Human anti-idiotypic T cells induced by TCR peptides corresponding to a common CDR3 sequence motif in myelin basic protein-reactive T cells. Int Immunol. 2003;15(9):1073-80. [View journal article]
  • Tejada-Simon MV, Zang YC, Hong J, Rivera VM, Killian JM, Zhang JZ. Detection of viral DNA and immune responses to the human herpesvirus 6 101-kilodalton virion protein in patients with multiple sclerosis and in controls. J Virol. 2002;76(12):6147-54. [View journal article]
  • Zhang JZ, Rivera VM, Tejada-Simon MV, Yang D, Hong J, Li S, et al. T cell vaccination in multiple sclerosis: results of a preliminary study. J Neurol. 2002;249(2):212-8. [View journal article]
  • Killian JM, Foreman PJ. Clinical utility of dorsal sural nerve conduction studies. Muscle Nerve. 2001;24(6):817-20. [View journal article]
  • Hong J, Zang YC, Tejada-Simon MV, Li S, Rivera VM, Killian J, et al. Reactivity and regulatory properties of human anti-idiotypic antibodies induced by T cell vaccination. J Immunol. 2000;165(12):6858-64. [View journal article]

Poster and Platform Presentations

  • Chen M, Skinner SM, Zhang JZ, Killian JM, Hong J. Regulatory effects of IFN-beta on production of osteopontin and IL-17 by CD4+ T cells in MS. Presented at the European Neurological Society (ENS), 20th Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (June 19-23, 2010). [View poster]
  • Satija P, Clark G, Killian J. Diffuse painful muscle spasms. J Clin Neuromuscular Disease. 2008;9:374-5.
  • Sabbagh N, Smith RG, Lynn P, Doody RS, Appel SH, Killian JH. Pharmacologic evidence for autonomic psudomotor dysfunction in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Neurology. 1996;46(2):A162.

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