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Dora K. Leung, MD

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About Dr. Leung


Dr Leung’s clinical and research interests involve neuromuscular diseases, including neuromuscular junction disorders, muscular dystrophies, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She completed her medical education at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her neurology residency at Neurological Institute at Columbia University. She then completed Neuromuscular medicine/ALS fellowship sponsored by Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with Dr. Lewis P. Rowland and Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto at Columbia University. She joined Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital as faculty in the Neurology department, educating medical students as well as neurology residents. She also attended Neurology clinics at Harlem Hospital, and was the director of the Electromyography Laboratory there before joining as faculty at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Since 2011, she has been the Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship director at HSS. She is also director of ALSA and MDA clinics at HSS.


Special Expertise

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
​​​​​​​Neuromuscular diseases

Patient Stories



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Attending Neurologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


Member, of the Monograph, Issues and Opinion Committee in the AANEM society (American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine) since 2009


Board-Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine, August 2011
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1999
American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1999


Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 5 Years
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2016-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2020-2022


Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 1993
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1993-1994
Residency: Neurological Institute/NY Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1994-1997
Fellowship: Neurological Institute/NY Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY 1997-2000

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Leung


Research Interests

Neuromuscular diseases

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Leung as of March 23, 2023.

Doximity - Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.