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Allison Willis, MD

Allison Willis, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology Associate 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:

  • Ataxia
  • Balance Disorders
  • Blepharospasm
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Chorea
  • Choreoathetosis
  • Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS)
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dystonia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extrapyramidal Disorders
  • Facial Spasm
  • Familial Ataxia
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Genetic Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease (HD)
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orofacial Dyskinesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Secondary Parkinson'S
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Torsion Dystonia
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome (TS)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)
  • Wilson's Disease
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


American Academy of Neurology. The largest organization focused on neurology, including private practice, industry, and academic contributors to neurological disease care, and research., National American Neurological Association. The oldest and most prominent association of academic neurologists. Membership is by invitation, to individuals demonstrating academic productivity in neurology, neuroscience research., National Movement Disorders Society, International National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke, National Parkinson's Study Group. The largest and oldest group of academic Parkinson specialists in the world. Membership is by invitation, to individuals demonstrating academic productivity in Parkinson disease research., International

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.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Rios-Diaz Arturo J, Zheng Richard, Thibault Dylan P, Crispo James A G, Willis Allison W, Willis Alliric I: Understanding nationwide readmissions after thyroid surgery. Surgery 165 (2): 423-430,2019.

Recober Ana, Patel Payal B, Thibault Dylan P, Hill Andrew W, Kaiser Eric A, Willis Allison W: Sociodemographic Factors Associated With Hospital Care for Pediatric Migraine: A National Study Using the Kids' Inpatient Dataset. Pediatric neurology 91 : 34-40,2019.

Mantri Sneha, Fullard Michelle E, Beck James, Willis Allison W: State-level prevalence, health service use, and spending vary widely among Medicare beneficiaries with Parkinson disease. NPJ Parkinson's disease 5 : 1,2019.

Mantri Sneha, Fullard Michelle, Gray Shelly L, Weintraub Daniel, Hubbard Rebecca A, Hennessy Sean, Willis Allison W: Patterns of Dementia Treatment and Frank Prescribing Errors in Older Adults With Parkinson Disease. JAMA Neurology 76 (1): 41-49,2019.

Hill Chloe E, Blank Leah J, Thibault Dylan, Davis Kathryn A, Dahodwala Nabila, Litt Brian, Willis Allison W: Continuous EEG is associated with favorable hospitalization outcomes for critically ill patients. Neurology 92 (1): e9-e18,2019.

Blank, Leah, Willis, Allison W.: Incidence of Epilepsy Among Medicare Beneficiaries Diagnosed with Alzheimer Dementia or Parkinson Disease Neurology : 2019.

Hamedani, AG, Willis, AW: Vision Loss in Parkinson’s disease: Prevalence and Association with Outcomes among Medicare Beneficiaries. Neurology : 2019.

Acton, E, Blank, L, Davis, K, Willis, AW: Sociodemographic Characteristics and Mortality Associated with Incident Epilepsy Among Medicare Beneficiaries Neurology : 2019.

Mendizabal, A, Willis AW: Characteristics of Homebound Medicare Beneficiaries with Parkinson Disease Neurology : 2019.

Aamodt, A, Rubenstein, M, Willis, AW: The Pattern of Neurologic Disease in Tanzanian Tribal Populations Neurology : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

Blockley Hall, Room 811
423 Guardian Drive

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