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Neuromuscular diseases




Barbara Distad, M.D., is a board certified neurologist at the Neurology Clinic and a researcher at the Electrodiagnostics Lab at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Neurology.

Dr. Distad strives to provide excellent, individualized care by emphasizing education and making sure patients understand their treatment options.

Dr. Distad earned her M.D. at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. Her clinical interests include neuromuscular disease.

Personal Interests

Dr. Distad enjoys hiking, skiing, scuba and photography in her spare time.

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Epilepsy, General neurology, Headaches, Movement disorders/spasticity

UW Medical Center

EMG & SEP (Electrodiagnostic) Lab at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor, CC815 Seattle, WA 98195


Electrodiagnostic medicine

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo

Medical education, 1994

Stanford University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Neurophysiology

Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine

Internship, Medicine

Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine

Residency, Neurology


Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 2001, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology