Allen Chu, MD, PhD

Sleep Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine

Accepting New Patients

Allen Chu, MD, PhD

About Me

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.

Expertise & personal care that inspire confidence… and comfort.

When you know you’re in excellent hands, with people who really care, you can relax and focus on your recovery. Here at the Houston Neurology & Sleep Diagnostic Center, you have a team of professionals with the credentials and dedication you can feel great about. Our founder, Allen Chu, MD, PhD, sets the standard for all we do here.
Dr. Chu has five board certifications in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine and sleep medicine. He also has advanced training as neuroscientist with in-depth knowledge of the nervous system and its role in your overall health. Dr. Chu and everyone on our team bring you the full benefit of our extensive expertise, always with the compassion and personal attention that you deserve.

Meet our founder, Allen Chu, MD, PhD
Board-Certified: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board-Certified: Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Board-Certified: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Board Certified: Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board Certified: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Fellowship: Neuromuscular Diseases and EMG, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital
Advance Elective Training: Sleep Medicine and Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center
Residency: Neurology, Duke University Medical Center;
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City
PhD: Neuroscience, University of Iowa
MD: Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Beech Street PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Best Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Temp PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice CHIP & CHIP Perinate
Community Health Choice Medicaid Star
Employers Health Network PPO
Fiesta Groceries-Emp Direct
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Govt Emp Hospital Assoc PPO
Guardian DentalGuard Preferred & Preferred Select
Guardian Life PPO
HMO Blue
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
Mutual of Omaha PPO
PacifiCare PPO
PacificCare HMO
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
Workers Compensation
Workers' Comp: Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health
Workers' Comp: Liberty Mutual

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


neuromuscular diseases and EMG | Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University | 1999
Neurology, Sleep Medicine | Duke University Medical Center, Duke University | 1998
Neuroscience | University of Iowa | 1994
Medicine | Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan | 1999
Neurology | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology | 1999
Sleep Medicine | American Board of Sleep Medicine | 2000
Neuromuscular Medicine | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology | 2002
Sleep Medicine | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology | 2002
EMG and Electrodiagnostic Medicine | American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicne | 2000
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make an appointment with Dr. Allen Chu online?
    Yes, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen Chu by visiting this page.
  • What insurance does Dr. Allen Chu accept?
    See the insurance that Dr. Allen Chu accepts here.
  • Where is Dr. Allen Chu located?
    Dr. Allen Chu sees patients at the following locations:
    • Women's & Children's Pavilion, 18220 State Hwy. 249, Ste 240, Houston, TX 77070
  • What languages do Dr. Allen Chu and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Allen Chu and/or office staff speak English