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Allison Willis, MD

Allison Willis, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor Assistant Professor

Dr. Willis is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Dystonia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tourette's Syndrome (TS)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Illinois
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis


Academy Health, National American Academy of Neurology, National American Neurological Association, National Huntington Study Group, International Movement Disorders Society, National Parkinson's Study Group, International Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Willis is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Ana Recober MD Payal B. Patel MD, Dylan P. Thibault MS, Andrew W. Hill MPH, Eric A. Kaiser, MD, PhD, Allison. W. Willis, MD, MS: Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Hospital Care for Pediatric Migraine- A National Study Using the Kids Inpatient Dataset Journal of Pediatric Neurology : 2018.

Thawani, Sujata, Thibault, Dylan, Crispo, James, Willis, Allison Wright: Readmission After Myasthenia Gravis Discharge in a Nationally Representative Sample (P6. 433) : 2018.

Ramchand, Preethi, Thibault, Dylan, Crispo, James, Levine, Joshua, Hurst, Robert, Mullen, Michael, Kasner, Scott, Willis, Allison: Readmission After Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Nationwide Readmission Database Analysis (P4. 205) : 2018.

Blank, Leah J, Thibault, Dylan P, Crispo, James AG, Davis, Kathryn A, Willis, Allison W: Readmission After Epilepsy Discharge in a Nationally Representative Sample Neurology : 2018.

Fullard, Michelle E, Thibault, Dylan P, Todaro, Veronica, Foster, Susan, Katz, Lori, Morgan, Robin, Kern, Drew S, Schwalb, Jason M, Mendoza, Enrique Urrea, Dahodwala, Nabila: Sex disparities in health and health care utilization after Parkinson diagnosis: Rethinking PD associated disability Parkinsonism & related disorders 48 : 45-50,2018.

Elson, Molly J, Stevenson, E Anna, Feldman, Blake A, Lim, Jihoon, Beck, Christopher A, Beran, Denise B, Schmidt, Peter N, Biglan, Kevin M, Simone, Richard, Willis, Allison W: Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease: Limited Engagement Between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists Telemedicine and e-Health : 2018.

Dahodwala, Nabila, Shah, Krunal, He, Ying, Wu, Samuel S, Schmidt, Peter, Cubillos, Fernando, Willis, Allison W: Sex disparities in access to caregiving in Parkinson disease Neurology 90 (1): e48-e54,2018.

Searles Nielsen Susan, Warden Mark N, Camacho-Soto Alejandra, Willis Allison W, Wright Brenton A, Racette Brad A: A predictive model to identify Parkinson disease from administrative claims data. Neurology 89 (14): 1448-1456,2017.

Beck Christopher A, Beran Denise B, Biglan Kevin M, Boyd Cynthia M, Dorsey E Ray, Schmidt Peter N, Simone Richard, Willis Allison W, Galifianakis Nicholas B, Katz Maya, Tanner Caroline M, Dodenhoff Kristen, Aldred Jason, Carter Julie, Fraser Andrew, Jimenez-Shahed Joohi, Hunter Christine, Spindler Meredith, Reichwein Suzanne, Mari Zoltan, Dunlop Becky, Morgan John C, McLane Dedi, Hickey Patrick, Gauger Lisa, Richard Irene Hegeman, Mejia Nicte I, Bwala Grace, Nance Martha, Shih Ludy C, Singer Carlos: National randomized controlled trial of virtual house calls for Parkinson disease. Neurology 89 (11): 1152-1161,2017.

Fullard Michelle E, Xie Sharon X, Marek Ken, Stern Matthew, Jennings Danna, Siderowf Andrew, Willis Allison W, Chen-Plotkin Alice S: Vitamin D in the Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome (PARS) study. Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Blockley Hall, Room 723
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)