Who We Are
The Peripheral Neuropathy Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine provides expertise and comprehensive care for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Our mission is to provide the best diagnostic and therapeutic services available, as well as to promote research to find a cure. The Center is fully accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) and has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Neuropathy Association.
Norman Latov, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology & Neuroscience Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Center
Norman Latov, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Latov graduated from Columbia College in 1970, received the MD, PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1975, served as Medical Intern at Boston City Hospital, and completed his residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in 1979, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following a research fellowship in Immunology, he joined the faculty of Columbia University where in 1994 he was appointed Professor of Neurology.
Dr. Latov joined the department of Neurology and Neuroscience of the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2001, where he heads the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinical and Research Center. His clinical and laboratory research interests are in Peripheral Neuropathy and Neuroimmunology, focusing on the diagnosis and and treatment of inflammatory neuropathies. His laboratory is credited with the discovery of anti-MAG and GM1 ganglioside antibodies that are implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune neuropathies, and for developing blood tests that are currently used to diagnose these conditons. His current research focuses on the use of monoclonal anti-CD204 macrophage receptor antibodies for treatment of neuroimmune and inflammatory diseases. He lectures widely, and has over 200 publications, including research articles, reviews, editorials, chapters and books.
Dr. Latov was a founding Board member, Medical and Research Director, and member of the National Advisory Council of the Neuropathy Association, which subsequently merged with the Foundation for Neuropathy. His book "Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness and Pain Won't Stop" (American Academy of Neurology) was written with the aim of demistifying the illness for patients and their families and friends.
Dr. Latov has been selected as one of America's or New York Metro Area's Top Doctors, by Castle Connolly, annually since 1998.
Russell L. Chin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Russell L. Chin, MD received his medical degree from the Medical School of the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. He then completed Neurology residency and a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Peripheral Neuropathy with Dr. Norman Latov at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center of Weill Cornell Medical College.
His clinical and research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of various autoimmune neuropathies, including chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and multifocal motor neuropathy, and neuropathies associated with other medical illnesses such as connective tissue disease, celiac disease and infectious diseases. He also sees patients with other neuromuscular conditions, such as compressive mononeuropathies and motor neuron disease. He is the director of the EMG Laboratory at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center.
He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Jennifer A. Langsdorf M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Dr. Jennifer Langsdorf received her medical degree from Washington University in Saint Louis after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Delaware. She completed her internship in internal medicine and her neurology residency training at the Harvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She followed this with a fellowship in electromyography and clinical neurophysiology also at the Harvard-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in neuromuscular disease at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Langsdorf is now an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her practice focuses on neck and back pain, muscle weakness, numbness of the hands and feet, neuropathy, radiculopathy, myopathy, and nerve injuries. She has a special interest in neuromuscular disease, but also cares for patients with general neurological disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Mary Vo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
Dr. Mary Vo is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Assistant Attending Neurologist at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine in 2008 after graduating with honors from St. John's University, where she earned her bachelor and doctoral degrees in Pharmacy. She completed internship, neurology residency and neurophysiology fellowship training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Vo has also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship focused on chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Dr. Vo specializes in the care of patients with peripheral neuropathy, nerve injury, back and neck pain, muscle weakness, radiculopathy, and headache. She also sees patients for general neurological symptoms. She provides specialized services including EMG and other electrodiagnostic testing.
She is actively involved in research in chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy at the Peripheral Neuropathy Center and supervises the general neurology resident clinic at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.