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Amy A. Pruitt, MD

Amy A. Pruitt, MD Physician

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German

Dr. Pruitt is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Amy A. Pruitt

Received the Lindback Distinguished Award for Teaching, University of Pennsylvania; the C. William Hanson Distinguished Service Award, Medical Board of the University of Pennsylvania; and the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award.

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Member, University of Pennsylvania Academy of Master Clinicians

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1977
  • Neurology, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurological Complications
  • Neurological Infection

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Pruitt is an experienced clinical medical educator with a strong background in development of curricular materials for different educational settings including large group lectures, seminars, clinical case-based learning, and web-based resources.

Particular areas of clinical expertise are neurologic manifestations of systemic cancer, neurologic problems of long-term survivors of cancer therapies, infections in cancer patients, and CNS manifestations of systemic diseases.

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: Harvard University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital


American Academy of Neurology, National American Neurological Association, National Association of University Professors of Neurology, National Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pruitt is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Amy A. Pruitt MD: Neurological Complications of Infective Endocarditis Curr Treatment Options in Neurology (10.1007/s11940-013-0235-8): 2013.

Pruitt AA, Graus F, Rosenfeld MR: Neurological complications of transplantation Part I: Hematopoietic cell transplantation. The Neurohospitalist 3 : 24-38,2013.

Pruitt AA, Graus F, Rosenfeld MR: Neurological complications of transplantation Part II: Solid organ transplantation. The Neurohospitalist 3 (3): 152-166,2013.

Richie MB, Pruitt AA: Spinal cord infections Neurol Clin North America 31 (1): 19-53,2013.

Bican O, Minagar A, Pruitt AA: Spinal cord: A Review of Functional Neuroanatomy Neurol Clin 31 (1): 1-18,2013.

Rosenfeld MR, Pruitt AA: Management of malignant glioma and primary CNS lymphoma: Standard of care and future directions Continuum 18 (2): 406-415,2012.

Pruitt AA: Neurologic infectious disease emergencies Neurol Clinics North America 30 : 129-159,2012.

Balu R, Pruitt AA: Neurologic Complications of Immunosuppressive Drugs. Neurological Complications of Cancer Therapy : 107-124,2012.

Pruitt AA: Central nervous system infections in patients with cancer Continuum 18 (2): 384-405,2012.

Pruitt AA: Immune-mediated encephalopathies with an emphasis on paraneoplastic encephalopathies. Semin Neurol 31 (2): 159-169,2011.

Academic Contact Info


Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2796
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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