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Shawn J. Bird, MD

Shawn J. Bird, MD Physician

Medical Director, Neurodiagnostic Laboratories, Director, Electromyography (EMG) and Evoked Potentials Laboratory Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bird is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Shawn J. Bird

Dr. Bird does EMG testing only at the Penn Medicine at Radnor location

AWARDS:

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 1990
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Myopathies
  • Motor Neuron Diseases (MNDs)
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Autoimmune neuromuscular disorders – particularly the evaluation and management of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), and chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy (CIDP).




Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology (Fellow, FAAN), National American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Training Program Liason, National American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic, National American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, National American Neurological Association (Active), National Penn NeuroCare Board of Directors, Local Philadelphia Neurological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bird 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical trials of new medications for myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, as well as a large multi-center patient oriented outcome study of newly-diagnosed patients with myasthenia.

Using electrodiagnostic techniques and neurologic examination measures to assess patients serially in clinical trials involving various nerve and muscles disorders.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3rd Floor Gates Building, HUP
3400 Spuce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6551
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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