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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Member, University of Pennsylvania Academy of Master Clinicians

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1977
  • Neurology, 1980

Clinical Expertise:

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

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

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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: Harvard Medical School
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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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
Fax: (215) 349-5579
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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