School of Medicine

Neurology Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory

Our Team

J. Rob Singleton, MD

J. Rob Singleton, MD

Director of the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory, the Utah Center for Translational and Clinical Science Services Core, and the Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. He teaches neuromuscular diseases diagnosis and electrodiagnostic techniques to Neurology and Physical Medicine residents and has helped train 25 neuromuscular fellows. Dr. Singleton is an NIH funded investigator with expertise in small fiber and metabolic neuropathy and a grant review panelist for the NIH CNNT2 review panel.

Kelsey Barrell, MD

Kelsey Barrell, MD

Kelsey is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine within the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah. She hails from Portland Oregon, studied anthropology at the University of Victoria, BC before obtaining her MD at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences in Chicago. She completed internship, residency and fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Gordon Smith at the University of Utah where she developed a passion for academic medicine and education. Her academic interests include cancer and chemotherapy related neuromuscular complications and amyloidosis. She is the neurologic specialist in the regional Amyloidosis Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and is helping develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary neuro-oncology clinic which will cover a wide range of neuromuscular disorders.

Kyle Mahoney, MD

Kyle Mahoney, MD

Kyle is an Assistant Professor in the Neuromuscular Division of the Neurology Department at University of Utah. Originally from Michigan, where he complete undergraduate training, he attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Following graduation, he remained at Johns Hopkins for internship in the Ostler Internal medicine Program and then neurology residency. After completing residency, he trained as a neuromuscular fellow at Johns Hopkins with a focus on neuromuscular pathology. His current interested include neuromuscular pathology and autoimmune disease affecting the peripheral nervous system. 

Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory

Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory

Our laboratory staff has over 30 years of combined experience in cutaneous innervation evaluation.

Peter Hauer, Adjunct Instructor, pioneered and perfected these techniques, allowing for more sensitive and less invasive testing for SFN. Our staff produces the highest quality slides for evaluation of SFN in the country. Proficiency testing is performed biannually with other world-class institutions to verify the accuracy and reliability of results.

Adrienne Aperghis, Lab Manager, has both regulatory and technical expertise, ensuring the highest industry standards and patient results. The laboratory performs testing at both clinical diagnostic and research trial levels.

Brooke Van Noy, Sr Lab Specialist, adds expertise in immunohistochemistry, histology, and electronic patient records.