Dr Narayanaswami is a neuromuscular neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations and Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. She serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America In her clinical practice she manages neuromuscular conditions, with special emphasis on myasthenia gravis, myopathies and muscular dystrophies. Her broad area of research is in health services and includes dissemination and implementation research and comparative effectiveness research. Her major clinical research interest is myasthenia gravis. Her advocacy work seeks to incorporate health services research with healthcare policy to improve patient care.