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A. Arturo Leis, M.D.

Senior Scientist

Education and Training

The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
M.D. 1979-1983 Health Science
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Internship 1983-1984 Internal Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX Residency 1984-1987 Neurology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA Fellowship 1987-1989 Clinical Neurophysiology
Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Mini-fellowship 1998, 1992 Epilepsy


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Research Interest


  • Motor control physiology
  • Special nerve conduction studies
  • Neuromuscular manifestations of West Nile virus infection 

Current Appointments

  •  Senior Scientist, Methodist Rehabilitation Center 
  • Affiliate Faculty/Professor of Neurology, University of Mississippi Medical Center


Professional Activities

  • Journal Reviewer (Muscle & Nerve, Neurology, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Neurological Sciences, European Journal of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • Committee member (Workshop, Research, Course Committees; American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine) 
  • Course Director, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society 
  • Examiner, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Program Director, AMA Accreditation Program in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Advisory Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mississippi Chapter 
  • Institutional Review Board, Methodist Rehabilitation Center
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine