Language: English
Gender: Male
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Peripheral Neuropathy
1305 York Avenue , 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-0511
(646) 962-3202
Neuromuscular Center
1305 York Avenue , 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Specialties & Expertise


  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine


  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction
  • Nerve Conduction Study
  • Myoneural Disorder
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - NYPH Employees Only
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare


Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Clinical & Academic Positions

Associate Attending Neurologist
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1997


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.