Dr James Dowling
James Dowling is a staff clinician and senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics at University of Toronto. Dr Dowling received his BSc and MSc from Yale University and his MD/PhD from the University of Chicago. His PhD work was performed in the laboratory of Elaine Fuchs. He did his residency in child neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and completed postdoctoral research with Jeff Golden (UPenn) and Eva Feldman (University of Michigan). Until 2013, he was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan. Since then he has been at SickKids in Toronto, leading the clinical neuromuscular program and heading an active research laboratory. His clinical expertise is in childhood neuromuscular disorders and he is considered one of the leading authorities on the diagnosis and management of muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies. His research is centered on understanding pathomechanisms of and developing therapies for childhood muscle diseases. Dr Dowling is deeply devoted to the care and management of patients with DMD. He helped develop the Certified Duchenne Care Center Program, and is currently on its advisory committee. He also serves on the scientific advisory boards of the RYR1 Foundation, Jesse’s Journey, and Muscular Dystrophy Association USA.