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Anahita Deboo, MD

Anahita Deboo
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73 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Nerve conduction study and electromyography (EMG)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Diabetic polyneuropathy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Myopathy
  • Myositis
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship, Neuromuscular/Clinical Neurophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Neurology 
  • American Association of Neuromuscular
  • and Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
  • Philadelphia Neurologic Society 
  • Northeast ALS Consortium
Awards and Honors
  • AOA Honor Medical Society, Drexel University College of Medicine

Office Locations

Temple Neurosciences Center

Temple University Hospital 

3509 N. Broad Street

Boyer Pavilion, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Selected Publications

Deboo A. Numbness and Paresthesias in the Elderly. Geriatrics and Aging 2003; 6:11-15.

Gordon P, Moore D, Miller R, Florence J, et al for the Western ALS Study Group. Efficacy of Minocycline in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: a phase III randomised trial. Lancet Neurol. 2007;6(12):1045-1053.

Excellent inter‐rater, intra‐rater, and telephone‐administered reliability of the ALSFRS‐R in a multicenter clinical trial. Kaufmann P, Levy G, Montes J, et al for the QALS study group. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; 2007:8(1):42-46.

Kaufmann P, Thompson J, Levy G, et al and the QALS Study Group. Phase II Trial of CoQ10 in ALS Finds Insufficient Evidence to Justify Phase III. Ann Neurol. 2009;66(2):235-44.

Buchsbaum R, Kaufmann P, Barsdorf AI, and the QALS Study Group. Web-based data management for a phase II clinical trial in ALS. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2009:10(5-6):374-7.

Aggarwal S, Zinman L, Simpson E, McKinley J, et al. Safety and Efficacy of Lithium in Combination with Riluzole for Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: a Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial. Lancet Neurol. 2010;9(5):481-8.

Sanders DB, Rosenfeld J, Dimachkie MM, Meng L, Malik F for the Tirasemtiv in Myasthenia Gravis Study Group. A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Single Doses of Tirasemtiv in Patients with Acetylcholine Receptor-Binding Antibody-Positive Myasthenia Gravis. Neurotherapeutics. 2015 Apr;12(2):455-60.

Dey S, Roshal D, Rojas L, Schwartzman R, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Intravenous Lidocaine as a Treatment for Refractory Myotonia Congenita. Drexel Med Journal. 2016: 10(1): 54-58.

Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson TD. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In: Textbook of Internal Medicine - An Intensive Board Review with 1000 MCQs. Baliga RR (ed). Blendon-Miller 2015 (in press).

Heiman-Patterson TD, Pillai A, Deboo A, Sherman M. Standard equations are Poor Predictors of Caloric Expenditure in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; 2003:P01.158.

Hyman BA, Sherman M, Deboo A, Mitchell M, Carlson D, Heiman-Patterson T. Positional Changes in Forced Vital Capacity in Bulbar vs Non-Bulbar ALS Patients. 15th International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2004: P118.

Heiman-Patterson T, Deboo A, Saadiq R, Sebestian J, Joseph K, Sherman M. Substrate Utilization in Hypermetabolic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patients. 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; 2007:P01.088.

Russo G, Chen J, Saadiq R, Barr C, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Non-invasive Measurement of Mouth to Colon Transit Time in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). 19th International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2008:P170.

King J, Feldman S, Heiman-Patterson T, Deboo A, Vaughan T, Sellers E, Wolpaw J. An EEG Impedance Correlation Study for Brain Computer Interface. 19th International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2008:P215.

Nieves C, Eppig J, Libon D, Harris D, Feldman S, Paolone M, Rojas L, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Forced Vital Capacity, Bulbar Onset, and Neuropsychological Impairment in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Neurology 2012; 78(suppl 1):P04.231.

Harris D, Eppig J, Nieves C, Paolone M, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Forced Vital Capacity, Neuropsychological Impairment, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2012:P210.

Amerstein M, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T, Harris D. Barriers to PEG Tube Placement in Patients with ALS and the Effect of Video-Based Education on Their Perceptions and Choices. 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2012:CW301.

Heiman-Patterson T, Wicas G, Eppig, J, Nieves C, Harris D, Paolone M, Deboo A, Libon D. Comparison of Cognitive Changes in Primary Lateral Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis using the Philadelphia Brief Assessment of Cognition (PBAC) Testing Paradigm. Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) Meeting 2012.

Scull L, Ayaz H, Shewokis P, Libon D, Wicas G, Eppig J, Feldman S, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Use of FNIR to Examine Hemodynamic Changes During Cognitive Tasks in Individuals with ALS. 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND; 2013:P63.

Libon D, Heiman-Patterson T, Lippa C, Wicas G, Eppig J, Scull L, Deboo A. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Neuropsychological Assessment in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Primary Lateral Sclerosis. Neurology 2013;80(meeting abstracts):P07.166.

Fayyaz T, Edwards J, Scull L, Ayaz H, Shewokis P, Libon D, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson, T. Cortical Hemodynamics Assessment in ALS During Cognitive Testing Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIR). 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; 2014:P4.100

Dey S, Roshal D, Rojas L, Schwartzman R, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson T. Assessment of 2 Patients with Myotonia Congenita Following Intravenous Lidocaine Treatment. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; 2014:P7.095.

Edwards J, Fayyaz T, Scull L, Ayaz H, Shewokis P, Libon D, Lippa C, Deboo A, Heiman-Patterson, T. Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIR) based Detection of increased Prefrontal Cortex Activity in Frontotemporal Dementia. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; 2014:P3.217.

Heiman-Patterson T, Dey S, Alexander G, Deboo A. Application of a Staging System to the ProAct Database Population. 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND; 20014:P143.

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4.90 / 5.0


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June 30, 2020

Very good.

May 18, 2020

[...] Dr. Deboo is professional and supportive at all times.

April 27, 2020

Dr. DeBoo always provide care and interest with my health matters. I feel good about her knowledge and suggestions during and after visits.

February 19, 2020

Dr. Deboo is an excellent, caring physician. I am very lucky to have her as my neurologist. I've been to several other neurologists - she is by FAR the best.

February 17, 2020

I love Dr. Deboo and her staff. They feel like family to me.

December 6, 2019

My experience with Dr. Deboo is and has been nothing but excellent along with her staff. [...]

November 25, 2019

Dr. Deboo and her staff were and always have provided EXCELLENT service to me.

November 6, 2019

Dr. Deboo is always responsive to my questions and concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable on my condition and works with me to find solutions. Grateful to have her on my care team!

June 24, 2019

best physician I had in years. first time new patient. physician extremely courteous and professional

April 18, 2019

Very impressed with Dr. and efficient staff. I feel like I am getting very good care.;