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Lauren B. Elman, MD

Lauren B. Elman, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Elman is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Lauren B. Elman

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2011 to 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2003

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor Neuron Diseases (MNDs)
  • Muscle Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopathies
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

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
  • 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: Cornell University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ALS Research Group, National American Academy of Neurology, National American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, National NEALS-Northeastern ALS Research Consortium, National WALS-Western ALS Study Group, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Elman is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Toledo JB, Van Deerlin VM, Lee EB, Suh E, Baek Y, Robinson JL, Xie SX, McBride J, Wood EM, Scheck T, Irwin DJ, Gross RG, Hurtig H, McCLuskey L, Elman L, Karlawish J, Schellenberg G, Chen-Plotkin A, Wolk D, Grossman M, Arnold SE, Shaw LM, Lee V M-Y, Trojanowski JQ: A platform for discovery: The University of Pennsylvania integrated neurodegenerative disease biobank Alzheimer's and Dementia 23 (13): pii: S1552-5260,2013.

Brettschneider J, Tredici KD, Toledo JB, Robinson JL, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, Suh E, Van Deerlin VM, Wood EM, Baek Y, Kwong L, Lee EB, Elman L, McCluskey L, Fang L, Feldengut S, Ludolph AC, Lee VM, Braak H, Trojanowski JQ: Stages of pTDP-43 pathology in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Annals of Neurology 74 (1): 20-38,2013.

Verma G, Woo JH, Chawla C, Wang S, Sheriff S, Elman LB, McCluskey LF, GrossmanM, Melhem ER, Maudsley AA, Poptani H.: Whole brain analysis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using echo planar spectroscopic imaging Radiology 267 (3): 851-857,2013.

Lee EB, Russ J, Jung H, Elman LB, Chahine LM, Kremens D, Miller BL, H. Coslett B, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, McCluskey LF: Topography of FUS pathology distinguishes late-onset BIBD from aFTLD-U. Acta Neuropathologica Communications 9 (1(9)): 1-11,2013.

Ravits J, Appel S, Baloh R, Barohn R, Brooks BR, Cleveland D, Elman L, Floeter MK, Henderson C, Lomen-Hoerth C, Macklis J, McCluskey L, Mitsumoto H, Przedborski S, Rothstein J, Trojanowski J, Van Den Berg L, Ringel S.: Deciphering ALS: What phenotype, neuropathology and genetics are telling us about pathogenesis Amyotropnic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration 14 : Suppl 1:5-18,2013.

Irwin DJ, McMillan CT, Brettschneider J, Libon DJ, Powers J, Rascovsky K, Toledo JB, Boller A, Bekisz J, Chandrasakara K, Wood EM, Shaw LM, Woo JH, Cook PA, Wolk DA, Arnold SE, Van Deerlin VM, McCluskey LF, Elman L, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Grossman M: Cognitive decline and reduced survival in C9orf72 expansion frontotemporal degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 84 (2): 163-169,2013.

Brettschneider J, Libon DJ, Toledo JB, Xie SX, McCluskey L, Elman L, Geser F, Lee V M-Y, Grossman M, Trojanowski JQ: Microglial activation and TDP-43 pathology correlate with executive dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Acta Neuropathologica 123 (3): 395-407,2012.

Moss H, McCluskey L, Elman L, Hoskins K, Talman L, Grossman M, Balcer L, Galetta S, Liu G: Cross-sectional evaluation of clinical neuro-ophthalmic abnormalities in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis population Journal of the Neurological Sciences 314 : 97-101,2012.

Libon DJ, McMillan C, Avants B, Boler A, Morgan B, Burkholder L, Chandrasekaran K, Elman L, McCluskey L, Grossman M: Deficits in concept formation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Neuropsychology 26 : 422-429,2012.

Hu W, Holtzman D, Fagan AM, Shaw LM, Perrin R, Arnold SE, Grossman M, Xiong C, Craig-Shapiro R, Clark CM, Pickering E, Kuhn M, Chen Y, VanDeerlin V, McCluskey L, Elman, LB, Karlawish J, Chen-Plotkin AS, Hurtig H, Siderowf AD, Swenson F, Lee V M-Y, Morris JC, Trojanowski JQ, Soares H: Plasma multi-analyte profiling in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease Neurology 79 : 897-905,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
330 South 9th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-8407
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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