Zachary London, MD

Zachary London, M.D.

James W. Albers Collegiate Professor of Neurology
Clinical Professor, Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program


Zach London, M.D. is a Professor in the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. London grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in 1997. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating in 2001. He completed a Preliminary Medicine Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor in 2001, followed by Neurology Residency at the University of Michigan. After graduation from residency, he did a one-year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/EMG at the University of Michigan.

He joined the University of Michigan faculty as a neuromuscular neurologist in 2006, and has served as Program Director of the neurology residency program. 

Dr. London’s scholarly focus is the development of interactive educational tools. He designed and published several board games or card games to teach neuroanatomy, clinical neurology, and the history of medicine, including The Lesion: Charcot’s Tournament, The Plexus, Cranial Vault, Foramina, and Endowed Chairs. His work was fundamental in the development of two mobile applications to teach the tenets of neuroanatomic localization, Nerve Whiz and Neuro Localizer. He also created EMG Whiz, a popular web-based EMG training simulator. He has published online learning modules for the American Academy of Neurology and other national organizations, in addition to traditional publishing research regarding medical education, safety, and pain in electrodiagnostic studies.

Dr. London has been recognized with numerous national teaching awards, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) A.B. Baker National Honor Roll of Neurologic Teachers in 2009, the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors Recognition Award in 2014, and the American Neurological Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award in 2017. At the University of Michigan, he received the 2013 Silver Shovel Award, the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize in 2015, and, in 2017, the Kaiser Permanente Award. Departmental honors include the Status Pedagogicus Award in 2008, the James Albers Collegiate Professorship in 2018, and the AANEM Innovation Achievement Award in 2020. He served as an honorary member of the GALENS medical society from 2011 to 2020. He serves as faculty advisor for UM neurology students, and faculty liaison for UM’s Student Interest Group in Neurology.

Dr. London regularly speaks at national meetings, provides service to national organizations, committees, and workgroups. He is the immediate past chair of the AAN’s Consortium of Neurology Program Directors and the chair of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Examination Committee.

Outside his work, Zach London is a founding board member and secretary of the Penny Seats Theatre Company, in Ann Arbor. He has also composed and released one original song every month since 1993, posting them on his personal website

Areas of Interest

Medical education, electromyography simulation

Clinical Interests

Myasthenia gravis, immune-mediated neuropathies, ALS, and myopathy

Honors & Awards

American Academy of Neurology 2023 Education Awards-A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education


Medical School or Training

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, 2001


  • University of Michigan Medical School, Neurology, MI, 2005


  • Neurophysiology, University of Michigan Medical School, 2006

Board Certification

  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

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