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Lan Zhou, MD, PhD
    • Position
    • Associate Professor, Neurology
      Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
      Associate Professor, Pathology
    • Specialty
    • Neurology
    • Languages
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • Chinese (Shanghai)
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Phone
    • Faculty Practice Associates 212-241-1639
    • Faculty Practice Associates Chinatown 212-731-3610
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1468 Madison Avenue Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-241-1639
168 Centre Street, Suite 3M
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-731-3610
Dr. Lan Zhou is an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai.  She is board certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Neuromuscular Pathology.  She predominantly treats adult patients with neuromuscular disorders with a special interest in myopathies and small fiber neuropathy.  She also performs skin/nerve/muscle biopsies and interprets biopsies.
Dr. Zhou is a physician scientist.  Her research team is actively exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying muscle inflammation and fibrosis associated with muscular dystrophy and acute skeletal muscle injury repair.  Her research is aimed to develop novel pharmacotherapy to modify inflammation, reduce fibrosis, promote regeneration, and improve muscle function and phenotype in patients with muscular dystrophy.  Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health.


Neuromuscular Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Autonomic Disorder
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dysarthria
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCS)
  • Foot Drop
  • Gait Impairment
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory Myopathy
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Lyme Disease
  • Metabolic Myopathy
  • Mitochondrial Myopathy
  • Mononeuropathy Multiplex
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome
  • Paresthesia
  • Periodic Paralysis Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Nerve Injury
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polymyositis
  • Sensory Ganglionopathy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Toxic Myopathy

Research Topics

Fibrosis, Inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy


MD, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College

PhD, University of Cincinnati

Internship, Internal Medicine
Wayne State University

Residency, Neurology
Wayne State University

Fellowship, Neuromuscular
Johns Hopkins Hospital


Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Shanghai), English