Newswise — The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is honoring Zachary N. London, MD with the 2020 AANEM Innovation Award. The Innovation Award honors forward-thinking members for designing and developing products, services, or processes to enhance patient care and/or transform the quality of patient care through technology and innovation.

Dr. London was chosen for the award based on his focus on developing interactive educational tools. He created EMG Whiz, a popular web-based EMG training simulator, reaching over 500,000 users from 2015-2019. 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 co-designed and published The Lesion: Charcot’s Tournament, a tabletop strategy board game about neuroanatomy. 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 EDX studies.  Dr. London also developed a curriculum in electromyography, adopted by the AANEM.

"I love medical education, and enjoy working on tangible products, so being part of examination and self-assessment examination committees with the AANEM and ABEM has been particularly fulfilling for me.,” said Dr. London.

Dr. London 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 and a 1-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 since 2007.  He has been an AANEM member since 2007.

About the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Based in Rochester, Minnesota, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is the premier nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular (NM), musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine. The organization and its members work to improve the quality of patient care and advance the science of NM diseases and EDX medicine by serving physicians and allied health professionals who care for those with muscle and nerve disorders.

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