Dr. Bertorini trained at the University of San Marcos, School of Medicine where he obtained his MD degree in 1970.
He completed an internship at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and did his neurology residency at Georgetown University. During this time, he served a rotation in neuropathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology performing histopathology and at Massachusetts General Hospital in clinical electrophysiology.
In 1975 he became a visiting associate (fellow) in neuromuscular disorders, muscle histochemistry and EMG at the National Institutes of Health. He then moved to the University Tennessee Health Science Center in 1977 where he was an associate professor of neurology and pathology. He was promoted to Professor in 1997.
Dr. Bertorini specializes in neuromuscular disease and is the director of the Memphis MDA Clinic and the Mid-South MDA/ALS Clinic. He is also the Chief of Neurology at Methodist University Hospital, Co-Director of their Neurology Training Program, and Co-Director of UTHSC’s Neurophysiology fellowship program.
Dr. Bertorini has written/edited three books and several book chapters on neuromuscular disorders and has published over 150 papers on neuromuscular disorders.
He has been very active in clinical research in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and CINRG trials since its inception.