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Allison Willis, MD

Allison Willis, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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 Association of Medical Colleges, National American Neurological Association, National Huntington Study Group, International Movement Disorders Society, National Parkinson's Study Group, International Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local Student National Medical Association, National

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:

Gonzales, Sergio, Mullen, Michael T, Skolarus, Leslie, Thibault, Dylan P, Udoeyo, Uduak, Willis, Allison W: Progressive rural–urban disparity in acute stroke care Neurology : 10.1212/WNL. 0000000000003562,2017.

Crispo, James AG, Willis, Allison W, Thibault, Dylan P, Fortin, Yannick, Hays, Harlen D, McNair, Douglas S, Bjerre, Lise M, Kohen, Dafna E, Perez-Lloret, Santiago, Mattison, Donald R: Associations between anticholinergic burden and adverse health outcomes in parkinson disease PloS one 11 (3): e0150621,2016.

Moten, Ambria S, Thibault, Dylan P, Willis, Allison W, Willis, Alliric I: Demographics, disparities, and outcomes in substernal goiters in the United States The American Journal of Surgery 211 (4): 703-709,2016.

Patel, Payal, Thibault, Dylan, Willis, Allison: Patient Predictors of Hospitalization for Pediatric Migraine (P6. 335) Neurology 86 (16 Supplement): P6. 335,2016.

Safarpour, Delaram, Thibault, Dylan, Willis, Allison: Obesity Is an Independent Predictor of Pediatric Hospitalizations for Epilepsy: Data from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)(P5. 084) Neurology 86 (16 Supplement): P5. 084,2016.

Safarpour, Delaram, Willis, Allison W: Clinical Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Management of Dementia in Parkinson Disease American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias® 31 (7): 585-594,2016.

Thibault, Dylan P, Mendizabal, Adys, Abend, Nicholas S, Davis, Kathryn A, Crispo, James, Willis, Allison W: Hospital care for mental health and substance abuse in children with epilepsy Epilepsy & Behavior 57 : 161-166,2016.

Willis, Allison, Thibault, Dylan P, Schmidt, Peter N, Dorsey, E, Weintraub, Daniel: Hospital care for mental health and substance abuse conditions in Parkinson's disease Movement Disorders 31 (12): 1810-1819,2016.

Achey, Meredith A, Beck, Christopher A, Beran, Denise B, Boyd, Cynthia M, Schmidt, Peter N, Willis, Allison W, Riggare, Sara S, Simone, Richard B, Biglan, Kevin M, Dorsey, E Ray: Erratum To: Virtual house calls for Parkinson disease (Connect. Parkinson): study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial Trials 17 (1): 7,2016.

Crispo, James, Willis, Allison, Thibault, Dylan, Fortin, Yannick, Hays, Harlen, McNair, Douglas, Bjerre, Lise, Kohen, Dafna, Perez-Lloret, Santiago, Mattison, Donald: Associations Between Anticholinergic Burden and Adverse Health Outcomes in Parkinson Disease (P3. 349) Neurology 86 (16 Supplement): P3. 349,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Blockley Hall, Room 723
423 Guardian Drive

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