Amanda Peltier, MD

Associate Vice Chair
Academic Affairs
Division Chief

Dr. Amanda Peltier is a Professor of Neurology and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she serves as the Associate Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Division Chief for the department’s Neuromuscular division. She holds certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology), the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine), and the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (Autonomic Disorders).

She is an active member, serving in several leadership capacities, of a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Autonomic Society, American Diabetes Association, Peripheral Nerve Society, and American Neurology Association.

Dr. Peltier’s research, part of the Vanderbilt Autonomic Dysfunction Center, focuses on Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Amyloid Neuropathy, autonomic disorders, and identification of secondary endpoints for clinical trials in Neuropathy. Her work has been published in such journals as Neurology, Journal of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Muscle and Nerve, among others. She is also the primary investigator for a skin biopsy biomarker trial in CIDP, and several trials in ALS and myasthenia gravis.

Dr. Peltier completed a Clinical EMG/Neuromuscular Disorders fellowship, as well as a Clinical Research fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she also completed her residency in Neurology. She earned her M.D. at Ohio State University, later earning an M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. She earned her B.A. in Classics and Biology from Denison University, where she graduated summa cum laude.