J Ned Pruitt II


J Ned Pruitt II


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurology


I completed both Medical School and Residency at the Medical College of Georgia by 1993 followed by a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 1995. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I am currently in practice at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.

  • (706) 721-4020
  • (706) 721-1962
  • BBR 3516


  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1989

  • BS, Biochemistry Clemson University, 1985


  • Medical License Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2019

  • Medical License South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 2019

  • DEA United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, 2018

  • BLS AHA, 2018

  • Medical License- Georgia Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2017


  • Medical License- South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Medical Examiners, 2017

  • BLS AHA, 2016

  • BLS American Heart Association, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 2009

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Clinical Science Teaching Medical College of Georgia, 2007

  • American Academy of Neurology Award for Neuroscience Teaching American Academy of Neurology, 2005

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery Clerkship Oustanding Teaching Award Medical College of Georgia, 1999

  • Outstanding Student in Clinical Neurology Medical College of Georgia, 1989

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NEUR 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Neurology
  • RNEU 5000

  • NEUR 5003

    Neurology Consult & Clinics Ex
  • NEUR 5008

    Neurology Off Campus Extn.
  • NEUR 5006

    Neurology Research
  • NEUR 5001

    Adult Neurology Sub-I
  • NEUR 5999

    Basic Clerk Remed in Neurology
  • NEUR 5010

    Neurology Critical Care

Teaching Interests

General Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases


Selected Recent Publications

  • Therapies for disorders of the neuromuscular junction, 2002
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Identifying patients "at risk" for alcohol withdrawal syndrome and a treatment protocol., 2000
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mutation causing congenital myasthenia reveals acetylcholine receptor β/δ subunit interaction essential for assembly, 1999
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes due to heteroallelic nonsense/missense mutations in the acetylcholine receptor ε subunit gene: Identification and functional characterization of six new mutations, 1997
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Slow-channel myasthenic syndrome caused by enhanced activation, desensitization, and agonist binding affinity attributable to mutation in the M2 domain of the acetylcholine receptor α subunit, 1997
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Myasthenia Gravis

Department Service

  • Clinical Service Chief 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Neurology Education Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Clinical Service Chief 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Continuing Medical Education 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Education Committee 2000 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • Core clinical Clerkship Dir.'s committee 1997 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Phase 3 curriculum committee 1997 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member