Michael Weiss M.D.

Michael Weiss M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases


Neurology, Neurosciences, Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7688|Map It 

EMG & SEP (Electrodiagnostic) Lab at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor, CC815
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4828|Map It 


Dr. Weiss is a UW professor of neurology, founding director of the division of neuromuscular diseases, director of the EMG Laboratory, and director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic.

He conducts clinical research on the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory myopathies, myasthenia gravis, multifocal motor neuropathy and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Dr. Weiss received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and specialty training in neurology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in neuromuscular disease at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), with added qualifications in neuromuscular medicine, as well as with the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM). He has authored or co-authored over fifty journal articles, reviews and book chapters primarily focused on neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Weiss is a fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He is currently an editor of the journal Muscle and Nerve and the chair of the examination committee for the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy helping patients understand the nature of their illness in detail. I feel that this will allow them to make informed decisions about management of their condition and give them guidance on how to improve their quality of life.

Personal Interests

Hiking, tennis, reading and classic movies.

Clinical Interests

Electromyography (EMG); amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); myasthenia gravis; diseases of muscle; inflammatory neuropathies.

Research Interests

The role of neuroinflammation in stroke; intracranial hemorrhage; role of medical therapies in both acute stroke treatment and chronic stroke prevention.


Albert Einstein College of MedicineMedical education1991
Georgetown University HospitalResidencyNeurology
National Institute of HealthFellowshipNeuroimmunology Research
Univ. of MarylandFellowship
Washington Hospital CenterInternshipInternal Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeuromuscular Medicine2001
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1996
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