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