What is an EMG?


Dr. Chu has performed more than 30,000 EMG studies. Many patients gave great comments on his EMG skills, bed-side manner, and low discomfort during the EMG testing. He’s earned a reputation among doctors and patients alike for his precise, gentle approach and ability to get the most complete and accurate information available from this technique. If you need an EMG, know that Dr. Chu and our team will make it as comfortable for you as possible.

Allen Chu, MD, PhD, is a Harvard University-trained physician with multiple board certifications who specializes in neuromuscular and sleep problems at Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center in Houston, Texas. He’s spent his career studying the intricate workings of the brain and nervous system to help patients improve their health and quality of life.

Dr. Chu has an extensive and prestigious educational background in neuroscience and neurology. After earning his Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Iowa, Dr. Chu entered into neurology residency training at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, North Carolina. During his residency, Dr. Chu was a chief resident and also completed advanced elective training in sleep medicine and electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center. He then participated in rigorous fellowship training in neuromuscular diseases and EMG (electromyography) at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Chu is board-certified in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, sleep medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Chu sees himself as a real sleep expert, not only because of his board certifications but also because he suffers from sleep apnea and used a CPAP machine for more than fifteen years. These personal experiences allow Dr. Chu to better serve the needs of his patients.

While Dr. Chu uses state-of-the-art medicine to diagnose and treat patients, he focuses on providing customized care to address the individual needs of each patient. He always takes time to listen to patients and develop a comprehensive understanding of their medical needs as well as their general health and life.

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Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Chu and his staff are awesome. Having had an EMG from another doctor before I was dreading it. Dr. Chu was amazing, he talked me through every step."

    Alegria L.
  • Google

    "Dr. Chu’s entire staff was professional, personable & extremely accommodating. My appointment actually started on time and Dr. Chu actually performs the EMG himself."

    Lauren G.
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    "Dr. Chu had excellent bedside manner and listened to all I had to say. During the first appointment he was able to find one definite problem and explained it very well."

    Jane B.
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    "Dr. Chu took care of me and eased my mind throughout the process. Three months later, I am proud to say that I have been seizure-free and in good health."

    Josh M.


Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center
18220 State Highway 249, Suite # 240
Houston, TX 77070
Phone: 281-469-8600
Fax: 281-469-8611

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