Dr. Franca Cambi (M.D./Ph.D.)

PMD Foundation Member

Name Dr. Franca Cambi (M.D./Ph.D.)


Dr. Franca Cambi is a PMD Foundation incorporating Board member. Dr. Cambi holds an M.D. degree from the University of Florence and a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rome. Shortly after completing her Ph.D., Dr. Cambi trained in Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University where she was on staff from 1992 to 2003. She joined the Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Kentucky in 2004 as Associate Professor. She is also on the Faculty of the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Center at the University of Kentucky. Her clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and management of neurogenetic disorders and she has established a neurogenetics clinic at the U. of Kentucky. Dr. Cambi has published in the fields of PMD, spastic paraparesis and myelin and has significant clinical and research experience with disorders of myelin. Dr. Cambi is involved in collaborative studies aimed at elucidating the causes, pathogenesis and treatment of X-linked disorders of myelin. In addition, her basic research program is aimed at investigating the regulation of oligodendrocyte (the cells that make myelin in the central nervous system) differentiation. Dr. Cambi has participated in several PMD meetings with families of patients affected by PMD and has been an advocate for patients with PMD.