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Brain Care Institute Welcomes New Faculty Member Ilan Hyoung Won Choi, MD

April 5, 2021

The Brain Care Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome its newest faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, Ilan Hyoung Won Choi, MD. Dr. Choi joins the UPMC Children’s on May 1 and will practice primarily at UPMC Pinnacle Health and the UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital, in addition to UPMC Children’s in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Choi earned her undergraduate degree from Seoul National University in South Korea and her medical degree from Korea University, South Korea. She completed her pediatrics residency at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and a child neurology residency at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Dr. Choi completed her fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the McGraw Medical Center at Northwestern University in Chicago and was subsequently a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and George Washington University. 

Dr. Choi has an interest in clinical research in neuromuscular disorders, with a special emphasis on spinal muscular atrophy, and she has authored several publications on the subject to date.  

Selected Publications

  • Wiens K, Berry SA, Choi H, et al. A Report on State-wide Implementation of Newborn Screening for X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jul; 179(7): 1205–1213.
  • Choi HW, Raymond GR, Miller W. Rare Spontaneous Attenuation of Childhood Inflammatory Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy. J Pediatr Neurol. 2020 Apr; 18(2): 106–109.
  • Choi, HW, Kuntz NL. Peripheral Nerve Disorders in the Neonate. NeoReviews. 2016 Dec; 17(12): e719-e728.