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Lama M. Chahine, MD

Lama M. Chahine, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Chahine is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2010
  • Sleep Medicine (ABPN), 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Practice Locations and Appointments

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
  • 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
  • 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: American University in Beirut
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, National American Academy of Neurology, National American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National Movement Disorder Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chahine 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:

Swanson CR, Berlyand Y, Xie SX, Alcalay RN, Chahine LM, Chen-Plotkin AS.: Plasma Apolipoprotein A1 Associates With Age at Onset and Motor Severity in Early Parkinson's Disease Patients. Movement Disorders : 2015.

Chahine LM, Weintraub D, Hawkins KA, Siderowf A, Eberly S, Oakes D, Seibyl J, Stern MB, Marek K, Jennings D; PARS Investigators.: Cognition in individuals at risk for Parkinson's: Parkinson associated risk syndrome (PARS) study findings. Movement Disorders : 2015.

Simuni T, Caspell-Garcia C, Coffey C, Chahine LM, Lasch S, Oertel WH, Mayer G, Högl B, Postuma R, Videnovic A, Amara AW, Marek K; PPMI Sleep Working group on behalf of the PPMI Investigators.: Correlates of excessive daytime sleepiness in de novo Parkinson's disease: A case control study. Movement Disorders : 2015.

Weintraub D, Simuni T, Caspell-Garcia C, MS, Coffey C, Lasch S, Siderowf A, Aarsland D, Barone P, Burn D, Chahine LM, Eberling J, Espay AJ, Foster ED, Leverenz JB, Litvan I, Richard I, Troyer MD, Hawkins KA, and the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative: Cognitive performance and neuropsychiatric symptoms in early, untreated Parkinson disease Movement Disorders : 2015.

van Steenoven I, Aarsland D, Hurtig H, Chen-Plotkin A, Duda JE, Rick J, Chahine LM, Dahodwala N, Trojanowski JQ, Roalf DR, Moberg PJ, Weintraub D.: Conversion between Mini-Mental State Examination, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and Dementia Rating Scale-2 scores in Parkinson's disease Movement Disorders 14 : 1809-15,2014.

Chahine LM, Kauta SR, Daley JT, Cantor C, Dahodwala N.: Surface EMG Activity During REM Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease Correlates With Disease Severity. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 20 (7): 766-71,2014.

York C, Olm C, Boller A, McCluskey L, Elman L, Haley J, Seltzer E, Chahine LM, Woo J, Rascovsky K, McMillan C, Grossman M.: Action Verb Comprehension in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease Journal of Neurology 261 (6): 1073-9,2014.

Chahine LM, Daley J, Horn S, Duda J, Colcher A, Hurtig H, Cantor C, Dahodwala N.: Association Between Dopaminergic Medications and Nocturnal Sleep in Early-stage Parkinson's Disease Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 19 (10): 859-63,2013.

Chahine LM, Ashbridge E, Minger J, Qiang J, Siderowf A, Hurtig H, Zabetian C, Lee VMY, Van Deerlin VM, Trojanowski JQ, Chen-Plotkin AS.: Clinical and Biochemical Differences between Parkinson’s Disease Patients With and Without Mutations in the Glucocerebrosidase Gene. Archives of Neurology (JAMA Neurology) 70 (7): 852-8,2013.

Chahine LM, Daley J, Horn S, Duda J, Colcher A, Hurtig H, Cantor C, Dahodwala N: Association Between Dopaminergic Medications and Nocturnal Sleep in Early-stage Parkinson's Disease Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 19 (10): 859-63,2013.

Academic Contact Info

330 S. 9th st
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)