Leana Doherty, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Doherty’s outpatient focus includes neuromuscular conditions such as myasthenia gravis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and neuropathy. Inpatient clinical interests focus on diagnosing and treating neurologic disorders which require neurologic hospitalization including: Guillain-Barré syndrome and other causes of neuromuscular weakness, seizures, headaches, infections of the nervous system, neuroinflammation, and disorders of consciousness, as well as neurologic symptoms and disorders that arise in hospitalized patients. 

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neurology
  • Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Neuromuscular Medicine

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Research: Quality improvement
  • Clinical: Myasthenia gravis, CIDP, amyloidosis, patient safety
  • Education: Medical student and neurology resident education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurologic Association
  • The Neurohospitalist Society
  • Peripheral Nerve Society

Honors & Awards

  • Neurology Outstanding Teacher Award – Inpatient Service
  • The Jay Slotkin Award
  • The Thomas J Perziosi Award

Selected Recent Publications

Doherty L, Chaudhry V. Inpatient Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders. Seminars in Neurology, October 2021;41(5):493-510.

Roda R, Doherty L, Corse A. Stopping oral steroid-sparing agents at initiation of rituximab in myasthenia gravis. Neuromuscular Disorders. July 2019 vol. 29 issue 7, Pages 554-561.

Doherty L, Gold D, Solnes L, Probasco J, Vankatesan A. Anti-DPPX encephalitis: prominent nystagmus reflected by extraocular muscle FDG-PET avidity. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. July 2017 vol. 4 no. 4 e361.