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Shanna K. Patterson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
EMG, Neuromuscular Disease and General Neurology


  • Medical School: University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, CA
  • Residency Training: Neurology, Columbia University/Neurological Institute, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology (emphasis in EMG and Neuromuscular Disease), Columbia University/Neurological Institute, New York, NY
Board Certification:
American Board of Neurology
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Office Location:
St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital
Brodsky Building
425 West 59th St., Suite 6A
New York, NY 10019
Telephone (212) 523-6521 || Fax (212) 523-6962

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Shanna K. Patterson, M.D. is the Assistant Director of Electromyography (EMG) and a Board-Certified Attending Neurologist at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is also Board-Certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, by whom she was recognized as being among the top 10% of examinees for her year. Dr. Patterson also holds an appointment at Columbia University, as Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology. She completed her residency training in Neurology and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, with an emphasis on EMG and neuromuscular disorders, at Columbia University.

Dr. Patterson is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology. She is also part of the Podcast Committee for the journal Neurology, where she distills current neurological research and creates educational material for neurology clinicians and trainees. She has authored textbook chapters on EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit and neuromuscular junction disorders. Dr. Patterson’s current academic interests include peripheral nerve disorders.

Neurology is a tremendously dynamic field, offering a rapidly expanding range of therapeutic options. Aside from routine EMG and nerve conduction studies, Dr. Patterson has experience in other specialized diagnostic techniques, including the use of skin biopsies for evaluation of small fiber neuropathy, which often presents with unexplained numbness, tingling or burning.

She delivers the highest level of specialized care to her patients and emphasizes the importance of patient education in fostering doctor-patient relationships. Dr. Patterson welcomes patients with a broad variety of neurological problems, including patients with complaints related to weakness, muscle cramps, numbness, neuropathic pain, memory difficulty, autonomic dysfunction, back pain, stroke and headaches. Please call her office at (212) 523-6521 to schedule an appointment.

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