Francy Y. Shu, MD

Francy Y. Shu, MD

Neurology| Neuromuscular Medicine
Primary Location
300 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Assistant Professor, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Department of Neurology


Medical Board Certifications

Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2014


UCLA School of Medicine, 2015


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2014


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2011


The Chicago Medical School, MD, 2010
California Institute of Technology, BS, 2004

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Neuromuscular diseases
Nerve conduction studies
Neuromuscular therapies
Percutaneous muscle biopsy
Amyloid neuropathy



Peripheral Neuropathy:

Acquired Diseases:

  1. Autoimmune Neuropathies
  • Neuropathies associated with Systemic Diseases such as Sjogren Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, etc.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Related Disorders
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathies (CIDP) and Related Disorders
  • Focal Neuropathies (Radiculopathies, Plexopathies including Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Mononeuropathies)
  • Neuropathies due to Trauma
  • Neuropathies due to Toxin (Chemotherapy, Heavy metal, Medications, etc.)
  • Amyloid Neuropathy
  • Neuropathies due to Unidentified Causes
  • Neural Disorders causing Skeletal Muscle Overactivity: Cramps, Stiff Person Syndrome, Isaac Syndrome
  • Hereditary Diseases:

    1. Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsy (HNPP)
    2. Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis (HSP)
    3. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
    4. Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP)
    5. Fabry Disease

    Sensory Ganglionopathy
    Autonomic Neuropathy
    Myotonic Dystrophy
    Motor Neuron Disease
    Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
    Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Study


    Link to complete list of Dr. Shu's PubMed publications

    1. Shu F, Oberle R, Herndon E, Hatanpaa K, Battiste J, Vernino S. A Rare Adult Cause of Dizziness - Medulloblastoma. JAMA Neurology. 2014 Mar;71(3):360-3.2.
    2. Shu F, Vernino S. A Curious Case of Acute-Onset Asymmetric Lower Extremity Weakness. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 14(3), March 2013.
    3. Shu F, Vernino S. Delayed, Iatrogenic Baroreceptor Failure. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 15(3):19, March 2014.
    4. Shu F, Shieh P. Lifelong Congenital Weakness. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 16(3):15, March 2015.
    5. Shu F. A case series of neurological abnormalities associated with Sjögren syndrome – Removing inevitable confounders in complex presentations to make accurate diagnoses and provide effective treatments. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2018 May-Jun;36 Suppl 112(3):261-262. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
    6. De Vivoa C, Bertinib E, Swobodac K, Hwud W, Crawforde T, Finkelf R, Kirschnerg J, Kuntzi N, Parsons J, Ryan M, Butterfield R, Topaloglu H, Ben-Omrann T, Sansone V, Jong Y, Shu F, Staropoli J, Kerr D, Sandrock A, Stebbins C, Petrillo M, Braley G, Johnson K, Foster R, Gheuens S, Bhan Ishir, Reyna S, Fradette S, Farwell W, on behalf of the NURTURE Study Group. Nusinersen initiated in infants during the presymptomatic stage of spinal muscular atrophy: Interim Efficacy and Safety Results From the Phase 2 NURTURE Study. Neuromuscular Disorders. 2019;29(11); 842-856.
    7. Bradshaw A, Khanlou N, Shu F. Dermatomyositis associated with Antibodies against SUMO Activating Enzyme (SAE). Poster Presentation. MDA 2020 Virtual Conference Hub.  MDA Clinical and Scientific Conference. March 2020.
    8. Khosa S, Shu F, Khanlou N, Mishra S. A Case of Becker Muscular Dystrophy with Rimmed Vacuoles and Normal Dystrophin. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2020 Dec;26(8):e307-8.
    9. Yerevanian A, Shu F. Pearls and Oy-sters: Number, Weaker, and Dizzier due to Transthyretin Amyloidosis After Two Liver Transplants. Neurology. Feb 2021, 96 (7) e1088-e1091; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000011289
    10. Shu F, Shu J. An Eight-Camera Fall Detection System Using Human Fall Pattern Recognition via Machine Learning by A Low-Cost Android Box. Scientific Reports 11, 2471 (2021).


    • Outstanding Teaching, Medical Neurosciences I, David Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine, 2016
    • Healthcare Hugs from Our Community Award, “Commitment to excellence in a compassionate, collaborative, and professional environment of care for patients, families, and each other”, Service Excellence Department, UCLA Health C-ICARE, 2020
    • Global Top Ten Outstanding Overseas Young Persons Award, “Exceptional achievement, service, and contribution to society”, Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations. R.O.C. (Taiwan), 2021