Lan Luo

Lan Luo, MD, MS

Instructor of Neurology

Movement Disorders Division

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center






B.S., summa cum laude, Biochemistry, University of Houston

M.D., Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

M.S., Epidemiology, Columbia University


Clinical Training

Neurology Residency, Baylor College of Medicine

Movement Disorders Fellowship, Columbia University


Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Luo is interested in studying the pathophysiology of freezing of gait (FoG) in neurodegenerative diseases.  At Columbia, under the guidance of Dr. Pietro Mazzoni and Dr. Sunil Agrawal, she studied foot pressure patterns during freezing and non-freezing periods of walking in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)-related FOG.  Their analysis of gait phase transitions revealed unique reversals of transition directions at the onset of FOG episodes.  In Dr. Fox’s lab, she hopes to apply various neuroimaging techniques in order to uncover specific brain networks responsible for FoG and eventually develop new avenues for therapy.


Personal Interest/Hobbies:

She enjoys running 5Ks, kayaking, writing poetry, exploring art museums, and searching for the best matcha latte in Boston and Cambridge.