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Daniel M. Feinberg, MD

Daniel M. Feinberg, MD Physician

Chief Medical Officer, Pennsylvania Hospital Professor of Clinical Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Feinberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Daniel M. Feinberg

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloid Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Lesion
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Diseases
  • Muscular Disorders
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathies
  • Myositis
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Nemaline Myopathy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Peroneal Neuropathy
  • Plexopathy
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy
  • Radial Nerve Injury
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • 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: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Graduate Hospital
Residency: Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


American Academy of Neurology, International Concussion Work Group, International Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Feinberg 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Peripheral neuropathy
Quality improvement and patient safety
Evidence-based medicine

Selected Publications:

Feinberg DM.: Will neurology residents with large student loan debts become academicians? Neurology 59(5) : 789,2002.

Weber M, Feinberg D: Treatment for cramps in ALS and motor neuron disease. Cochrane Library : 2003.

Varatto J, Siderowf A, Damiano P, Gregory S, Feinberg D, McCluskey, L.: Postural change of forced vital capacity predicts some respiratory symptoms in ALS. Neurology 57 : 357-359,2001.

Varrato J., D.O., Damiano P., R.N., Siderowf A., M.D., Gregory S., M.D., Feinberg D., M.D., McCluskey L.F., M.D.: Postural change of forced vital capacity predicts some respiratory symptoms in ALS. ALS and other Motor Neuron Disorders 2(Supp2) : 7-8,2001.

McCluskey, LF, Gregory S, Feinberg D, Varrato, J.: Postural Change of Forced Vital Capacity Correlates with Respiratory Symptoms in ALS. Neurology 56(Supp3) : A198,2001.

Feinberg DM.: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy. NEJM 343(24) : 1811,2000.

McCluskey LF, Feinberg DM, Bird SJ.: Case of the Month: Suprascapular neuropathy related to a glenohumeral joint cyst. Muscle Nerve 22(6) : 772-777,1999.

Feinberg DM, Preston DC, Shefner JM, Logigian EL.: Amplitude-dependent slowing of conduction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve 22 : 937-940,1999.

McCluskey LF, Bird SJ, Feinberg DM.: “Pseudo-conduction block” in vasculitic mononeuropathy multiplex is related to focal axonal conduction failure. Muscle Nerve 22(10) : 1361-1366,1999.

Feinberg DM, Spiro AJ, Weidenheim K.: Distinct light microscopic changes in HIV-associated nemaline myopathy. Neurology 53(1) : 241-242,1999.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-7556
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)