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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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloid Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Congenital Myopathies
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Kennedy'S Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscular Diseases
  • Muscular Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopathies
  • Myositis
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonia Congenita
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Nemaline Myopathy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Plexopathy
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Toxic Myopathy
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
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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 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, McMillan C, Fournier C, Elman L: Natural History of PLS and UMN-Predominant ALS in a Large ALS Cohort Poster Presentation - NEALS Consortium Meeting. Clearwater Beach, FL. : 2019.

Fournier CN, Quinn C, Elman L, Polak M, Goulbourne M, Glass JD: An Exploratory Analysis of Baseline Prognostic Factors for Patients Presenting with Pure Upper Motor Neuron (UMN) Disease Poster Presentation, NEALS Consortium Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL. : 2019.

Quinn C: A promising technique for clearly diagnosing ALS earlier Neurology Blogs: Innovations in Care Delivery : 2019.

Fournier CN, Bedlack R, Quinn C, Russell J, Beckwith D, Kathleen H. Kaminski KH, Tyor W, Hertzberg V, James V, Polak M, Glass JD: The Rasch-Built Overall ALS Disability Scale: ROADS to a Better Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Outcome Measure JAMA Neurology : 2019.

Quinn C, Edmundson C, Dahodwala N, Elman L: Penn UMN Score is a reliable and efficient clinical measure of UMN disease burden in ALS Muscle and Nerve In Press : 2019.

Henrickson Sarah E, Walter Jolan E, Quinn Colin, Kanakry Jennifer A, Bardakjian Tanya, Dimitrova Dimana, Ujhazi Boglarka, Csomos Krisztian, Bosticardo Marita, Dobbs Kerry, Nasrallah MacLean, Notarangelo Luigi D, Holland Steven M, Fadugba Olajumoke: Adult-Onset Myopathy in a Patient with Hypomorphic RAG2 Mutations and Combined Immune Deficiency. Journal of clinical immunology 38 (6): 642-645,2018.

Bardakjian Tanya M, Helbig Ingo, Quinn Colin, Elman Lauren B, McCluskey Leo F, Scherer Steven S, Gonzalez-Alegre Pedro: Genetic test utilization and diagnostic yield in adult patients with neurological disorders. Neurogenetics 19 (2): 105-110,2018.

Burnor Elisabeth, Yang Li, Zhou Hao, Patterson Kristina R, Quinn Colin, Reilly Mary M, Rossor Alexander M, Scherer Steven S, Lancaster Eric: Neurofascin antibodies in autoimmune, genetic, and idiopathic neuropathies. Neurology 90 (1): e31-e38,2018.

Fournier Christina N, Schoenfeld David, Berry James D, Cudkowicz Merit E, Chan James, Quinn Colin, Brown Robert H, Salameh Johnny S, Tansey Malu G, Beers David R, Appel Stanley H, Glass Jonathan D: An open label study of a novel immunosuppression intervention for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration 19 (3-4): 1-8,2018.

Tiao J, Feng R, Bird S, Choi J K, Dunham J, George M, Gonzalez-Rivera T C, Kaufman J L, Khan N, Luo J J, Micheletti R, Payne A S, Price R, Quinn C, Rubin A I, Sreih A G, Thomas P, Okawa J, Werth V P: The reliability of the Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI) among dermatologists, rheumatologists and neurologists. The British journal of dermatology 176 (2): 423-430,2017.

Academic Contact Info

3 W. Gates
3400 Spruce St.

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