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Ludy Chen Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA

Specialty: Neurological Surgery, Neurology

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Primary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Neurology


Dr. Ludy Shih is a distinguished neurologist renowned for her expertise in neurodegenerative diseases and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Shih is helping to lead the Movement Disorders program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which offers patients comprehensive, tailored care through interventions such as deep brain stimulation to relieve debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, tremor, and dystonia. With over two decades of clinical and research experience, Dr. Shih is a leading authority in the field, and a champion for her patients. She has provided patient education for the American Parkinson’s Disease Association and is a member of the International Essential Tremor Foundation Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Shih and her team are actively reshaping the future of neurological care and offering much needed relief to patients and their loved ones.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Deep brain stimulation
Parkinson’s Disease
Essential tremor
Tremor disorders
Gait disorders
Tardive dyskinesia
General movement disorders

What's your background, education and training?

Undergraduate: Stanford University
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School
Fellowship: Movement Disorders / Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School

American Academy of Neurology
American Neurological Association
American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
Parkinson Study Group
Tremor Research Group
International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Society
Michael J. Fox Foundation Registry for Advancement of Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy (RAD-PD) in Parkinson’s Disease Steering Committee
Associate editor – Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
Associate editor – Seminars in Neurology

Insurances Accepted

Aetna BIDMC Hospital Tax ID Number
Aetna HMO1
Aetna NonHMO
AllWays Health Partners
BC Medicare Advantage HMO
BCBS Diagnostic Imaging
Beech Street
Blue Care Elect
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Indemnity
BMC Healthnet
Commonwealth Care Alliance-One Care
Commonwealth Care Alliance-SCO (CCA-ACO)
Consolidated Health Plans Scp
Fallon Commercial
Fallon Medicare Advantage
First Seniority
Great-West Healthcare
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare1
HMO Blue Network Blue
Integrated Health Plan
Medicare Pioneer ACO
Medicare Revalidation
Pinnacle Health
Private Healthcare Systems
Senior Whole Health
TRICARE/Health Net Federal Services
Tufts Associated Health Plans
Tufts Health Public Plan ACO
Tufts Health Public Plan MCO
Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO
Tufts SCO
Unicare State Indemnity Plan (GIC)
United Healthcare
United Senior Care Options
United Student
Wellfleet Group, LLC

Special expertise

Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Tremor, Dystonia, Deep Brain Stimulation