Sami Khella, MD
Chief, Department of Neurology, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Sami Khella is Professor and Chief of Clinical Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Before medical school, he studied biology and fine arts at Penn. His career has been mostly at Penn, though he lived in France for a few years. Over 20 years ago, he co-founded the Penn Amyloid Center, which has grown into one of the biggest Amyloid programs in the US. Dr. Khella has been involved in the pivotal hereditary Amyloid TTR clinical trials. He is the author or co-author of many papers detailing this disease as well as other neuromuscular diseases, particularly myasthenia gravis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). When not doing medicine, you can find him either on the soccer field or in his studio painting, and fending off loving criticism from his wife, Dorothy, or both of his children.