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George A Small, MD
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Expertise: Autoimmune MG, Charcot...See all...


AHN Neurology
Allegheny General Hospital (Primary)
Professional Building
490 E North Ave, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-8809

Dr. Small is a highly skilled adult neurologist with additional qualifications in clinical neurophysiology, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies. He is director of the Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Laboratory at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). He has special clinical interests in diagnosing and managing patients with neuromuscular diseases and botulinum toxin injections (chemo denervation).

Dr. Small treats patients who have peripheral neuropathies, including diabetic related, inherited, and autoimmune related such as CIDP, as well as autonomic neuropathies, such as myasthenia gravis, muscle diseases and motor neuron diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multifocal motor conduction block neuropathy (MMCBN), and neuropathies related to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS).

Dr. Small is experienced in administering botulinum toxin for chronic migraine, spasticity, and dystonia, as well as hemifacial spasm. He participates in studies regarding proper myasthenia gravis diagnosis and therapy and was part of the initial study of Onabotulinum (Botox A) prior to its FDA approval.

Director and founder of the ACGME approved Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at AGH since 2002, Dr. Small is also director and founder of the Myasthenia Gravis Association Clinic of Western Pennsylvania (MGAWPA) at AGH. He is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA). He speaks English.

Languages Spoken



Autoimmune MG
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
Congenital Muscular Disorder
Guillain Barré Syndrome
Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
MG (Myasthenia Gravis)
Motor Neuron Disease
Neuromuscular Disease
Spinal Muscular Dystrophy


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Recent Patient Comments

"I have recommended him to several other people"

December 06, 2022


November 17, 2022

"Very good"

November 15, 2022

"Excellent care and very knowledgeable about my uncommon disease, and the treatment options."

October 31, 2022

"Dr. Small is an excellent, caring, personable provider. He always makes me feel valued."

October 25, 2022

"My provider seemed very knowledgeable and confident. [...]."

October 02, 2022

"Although I very much appreciate his expertise and I understand my condition is very difficult to diagnose I only see Dr Small one time a year to maintain his position on my health team and I feel he does not give me enough time in the office he spent less than 10 minutes with me I had a lot of things to catch up with him on I did not get a chance to even completely explain myself before he walked out of the room. He often interrupts me when I'm trying to tell him something in order to ask a question or having me do some thing as part of the examination and I never get to finish what I need to tell him I had several items that I wanted to discuss with him this time and I was unable to complete my thought process . I left very disappointed And agitated"

August 25, 2022

"Dr. Small was friendly and very informative. He knows his practice & I totally trust him."

August 12, 2022

"Very good"

July 31, 2022

"Dr Small is wonderful! A really great care provider!"

July 25, 2022



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