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Colin Quinn, MD

Colin Quinn, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Quinn is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2011
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, 2012

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 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 Virginia
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


American Academy of Neurology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Quinn 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:

Quinn C, Moore SA, Bardakjian TM: Clinical Reasoning: A 30-year-old man with progressive weakness and atrophy. Neurology 8;87(19) : e227-e230,2016.

Research Update: Why is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a service connected disease? ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter News Summer/Fall : 4,2016.

Weiss Michael D, Macklin Eric A, Simmons Zachary, Knox Angela S, Greenblatt David J, Atassi Nazem, Graves Michael, Parziale Nicholas, Salameh Johnny S, Quinn Colin, Brown Robert H, Distad Jane B, Trivedi Jaya, Shefner Jeremy M, Barohn Richard J, Pestronk Alan, Swenson Andrea: A randomized trial of mexiletine in ALS: Safety and effects on muscle cramps and progression. Neurology 86 (16): 1474-81,2016.

Quinn Colin: Utility of Pediatric Nerve Biopsy in Tertiary Care Referral. Pediatric neurology briefs 30 (3): 20,2016.

Book Review "Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edition." World Neurology 31 (1): 2016.

Quinn Colin: Myotonic Disorders and Channelopathies. Seminars in neurology 35 (4): 360-8,2015.

Quinn Colin, Salameh Johnny S, Smith Thomas: Necrotizing myopathies: an update. Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease 16 (3): 131-40,2015.

Corrochano Silvia, Männikkö Roope, Joyce Peter I, McGoldrick Philip, Wettstein Jessica, Lassi Glenda, Raja Rayan Dipa L, Blanco Gonzalo, Quinn Colin, Liavas Andrianos, Lionikas Arimantas, Amior Neta, Dick James, Healy Estelle G, Stewart Michelle, Carter Sarah, Hutchinson Marie, Bentley Liz, Fratta Pietro, Cortese Andrea, Cox Roger, Brown Steve D M, Tucci Valter, Wackerhage Henning, Amato Anthony A, Greensmith Linda, Koltzenburg Martin, Hanna Michael G: Novel mutations in human and mouse SCN4A implicate AMPK in myotonia and periodic paralysis. Brain : a journal of neurology 137 (Pt 12): 3171-85,2014.

Jones Takako I, Yan Chi, Sapp Peter C, McKenna-Yasek Diane, Kang Peter B, Quinn Colin, Salameh Johnny S, King Oliver D: Identifying diagnostic DNA methylation profiles for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy in blood and saliva using bisulfite sequencing. Clinical epigenetics 6 (1): 23,2014.

Quinn C: ALSUntangled no. 25: ursodiol Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener. 15 (5-6): 475-8,2014.

Academic Contact Info

3 W. Gates
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2625
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)