Peter Karachunski, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Peter Karachunski

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2499

Lab Phone 612-626-4703

Office Address:
Malcom Moos Health Sciences Tower

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware ST SE
MMC; 295 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Hope Amundsen

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Clinical Director, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center

Director, Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory, Department of Neurology

Pediatric Neurologist

MD, Russian State Medical University, Moscow

Pediatric Neurology Residency, Children's Hospital - Moscow

Pediatric Neurology Residency, University of Minnesota Medical Center

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital (Clinical Research, Neuromuscular, Clinical Neurophysiology)


Dr. Karachunski is board certified neurologist with special qualification in pediatric neurology. He is specializing in neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Karachunski is a director of comprehensive multidisciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center. Dr. Karachunski treats adult and pediatric patients with variety of neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophies and related disorders, spinal muscular atrophies, hereditary polyneuropathies, myasthenia gravis and myositis. He directs clinical research unit at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone muscular dystrophy center.  


  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neuromuscular medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Neuromuscular pathology                         

Awards & Recognition

Muscular Dystrophy Association Humanitarian Award, 2011 


  • English
  • Russian



  • Muscular Dystrophy Neuromuscular Medicine Nerve and Muscle Pathology EMG  

Board Certifications

Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with certification in neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology, Neuromuscular medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification, Clinical Neurophysiology, Pediatrics