Programs & Services


Virtual Monthly Meet Up



Eastsiders Lunch Bunch

Kansas City



St. Louis








St. Luke's Medical Center


6:30-7:30 PM

6:30 PM

11:00 AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

2:30 PM-4:30 PM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM


3rd Monday of the Month


3rd Wednesday of the month

Quarterly (Saturdays)

Every other month (Thursdays)


Quarterly (Saturdays)


Quarterly (Saturdays)

Every other month (Sundays)

Odd numbered months (Saturdays)

What makes the MGA different? Our programs and services have been built to support patients and families impacted by MG on a personal level. Whether you are in search of a new neuromuscular provider or looking for someone to relate to as you go through the diagnostic process; the MGA is here to guide you through your MG journey with compassion and care.

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 Young Friends of MGA || Kansas City, MO

 Quarterly meetings

 6:00 PM


 Allison Foss

Organized in 2002, the University of Kansas Medical Center MG Clinic was established under the leadership of Dr. Richard Barohn, Chair of the Neurology Department and member of our medical advisory committee. Dr. Barohn is a world-renowned MG specialist and researcher; he alongside his team offer a unique opportunity for patients and their families to receive care based on the most current research and treatment methods. The team consists of 5 other dedicated neurologists including Dr. Mazen Dimachkie, Dr. Mamatha Pasnoor, Dr. Constantine Farmakidis, Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, and Dr. Omar Jawdat. MG patients are typically seen on Tuesdays and Thursdays, followed by a visit from Tanya Renner, our Kansas City Program Coordinator.

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St. Louis University Hospital MG Clinic || St. Louis

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Onsite Clinics

St. Luke's Medical Center in Kansas City is run by Dr. Michael Schwartzman of St. Luke’s Health System. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Schwartzman is a neurologist who takes a whole-person approach when treating his patients. Those who attended clinic in the past had the privilege of meeting Diana Wilmoth, clinic volunteer coordinator for our organization. Diana is a registered nurse and also living with MG; she assisted in the operations of this clinic for over 20 years, however, recently retired this past year. The clinic meets every second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of the month and is now run by Tanya Renner, our Kansas City Program Coordinator.

Support Groups

In January 2020, the MGA began a partnership with SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital in collaboration with Dr. Ghazala Hayat and Dr. Jafar Kafaie, experts in the field of neurology and more specifically, neuromuscular disease. The two physicians see MG patients on Tuesdays, followed by a visit from Meridith O'Connor, St. Louis Program Coordinator. Meridith is currently working on building this program in hopes to later expand our clinic services in the pediatric population with Dr. Kafaie at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Also a Myasthenia Gravis patient, Meridith is able to connect with patients on a unique level to provide resources and support ​to those in need.

University of Kansas Medical Center


St. Louis University Hospital


Jonni Sutton

the MGA office

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Sandy Gardner

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Larry or Dana Paxson

Roger Huff

Dianna McCarty

MGA Triple Crown Showdown 5K

MGA Snowflake Shuffle

Fishing for a Cure Fishing Derby

Cy’s Crown Town Trivia Night (annual benefit with auction)

Annual Educational Conference

University of Kansas Medical Center MG Clinic || Kansas City

Our program coordinators are committed to engaging with MG patients, their families, and their care teams every day at the MGA. Whether someone has been recently diagnosed with MG or has been managing this autoimmune disorder for the majority of their life, our program coordinators work diligently to ensure people with Myasthenia Gravis are supported.  Both Tanya and Meridith take a collaborative approach in clinic, working directly with the neurology teams and patients to promote comprehensive care. Ultimately, the role of the program coordinator is to serve as another tool in an MG patient's toolbox, encouraging patients to approach their MG holistically and assist in the management of living with this chronic disease.

Information regarding our Young Friends Groups will be communicated through email and social media.

Details regarding locations and times can also be found on our calendar.

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Young Friends of MGA || Saint Louis, MO 

Quarterly meetings 

6:00 PM 


Meridith O'Connor 

St. Luke's Medical Center || Kansas City

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At the MGA, we host a variety of events that not only bring people with MG together, but offer opportunities for friends, family, and other people in surrounding areas to support patients, learn about Myasthenia Gravis, and build communities.

Below is a list of some of our featured events! Click the button below to learn more about past events and upcoming events that you can participate in.



Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place
Columbia, MO, 65201


Holy Cross Lutheran Church

7851 W. 119th Street

Overland Park, KS 66213

Primrose Retirement Communities
8559 North Line Creek Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64154

The Library Center

4653 S. Campbell,

Springfield, MO 65810

Glendale City Hall Auditorium

424 Sappington Road

St. Louis, MO 63112

Topeka & Shawnee County Library

1515 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66604

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis

929 N Saint Francis
Wichita, KS 67214

Schmieding Center for Senior Health

2422 N. Thompson, Suite B

Springdale, AR 72764

Calvary Lighthouse Church

2941 North 80th Street

Omaha, NE 68134