Allan Wu, MD, is a professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He specializes in movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders (dystonia). Dr. Wu has particular interest in the evaluation and treatment of patients with focal dystonia, a type of dystonia that affects a muscle or group of muscles in a specific part of the body, causing involuntary muscular contractions and abnormal postures.
Dr. Wu’s research involves using modern brain mapping tools such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional MRI to determine what functional changes occur within the brain in patients with movement disorders. He is researching noninvasive tools that may improve abnormal neural control of movement and lead to novel movement disorder treatments. Dr. Wu is also a clinical content coordinator for CareConnect, UCLA's innovative electronic health record (EHR) program. He assists with design and development of content for a broad range of specialties. Dr. Wu has a particular interest in developing content for eventual use for research purposes.
Dr. Wu received is medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and fellowship in neurology and movement disorders at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and USC University Hospital, respectively. Dr. Wu is board certified in both clinical informatics and neurology.