Zeng Y. Wang, M.D.

Associate Professor

Co-Director, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 510 (502) 852-7981

Dr. Wang joined Neuromuscular Division, Department of Neurology, University of Louisville in August, 2012 as an associate professor.  After receiving his M.D. from Hunan Medical University in China and Ph.D. degree at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Dr. Wang completed his internship and residency in neurology in SIU and clinical fellowship in Neuromuscular disease and clinical neurophysiology in Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Wang was then recruited back to SIU as an assistant professor, clinical director of EMG lab, MDA and ALS. Dr. Wang also chaired the neurology department of Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.


M.D., Hunan Medical University, Changsha, China

Ph.D. in Neuroimmunology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


Internship, Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois

Residency in Neurology, Southern Illinois University

Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Board Certifications

Dr. Wang is board certified in Neurology and subspecialties in Neuromuscular Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology and the Electrodiagnostic Medicine/EMG

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wang has clinic interest in diagnosis and treatments of the neuromuscular diseases including muscular dystrophy, polymyositis, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy and ALS as well as the electrodiagnostic testing/EMG of neurological disorders.

Research Interests

Dr. Wang has several years of research in the immune and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases, especially myasthenia gravis, immune-related neuropathy and myositis as well as multiple sclerosis.

Selected Publications

Wang ZY, Okita DK, Howard Jr JF, Conti-Fine BM: Th1 epitope repertoire on the α subunit of human acetylcholine receptor in myasthenia gravis. Neurology 48:1643-1653, 1997.

Wang ZY, Okita DK, Howard Jr JF, Conti-Fine BM: T cell recognition of the human muscle acetylcholine receptor subunits in generalized and ocular myasthenia gravis. Neurology 50: 1045-1054, 1998.

Wang ZY, Karachunski PI, Howard Jr JF, and Conti-Fine BM: Myasthenia in SCID mice grafted with myasthenic patient lymphocytes: Role of CD4+ and CD8+ cells. Neurology 52: 484-497, 1999.

Wang ZY, Diethelm-Okita B, Okita DK, Karachunski PI, Howard Jr JF, Conti-Fine BM: T cell recognition of muscle acetylcholine receptor in ocular myasthenia gravis. J Neuroimmunol 108 (1-2): 29-39, 2000.

Wang ZY, Karachunski PI, Howard Jr JF, and Conti-Fine BM: Passive myasthenia gravis induced in SCID mice by transfer of blood lymphocytes from myasthenic patients. In: P. Christadoss ed. Myasthenia gravis: Disease Mechanisms and Immunointervention. Springer, 2000.

Wang ZY: How to treat and prevent migraines. The State Journal-Register, July 14, 2010.

Wang ZY: Research breakthrough in Lou Gehrig’s disease. The State Journal-Register, September 30, 2011.