David L. Tirschwell M.D., M.Sc.

 David  L. Tirschwell M.D., M.Sc.

Specialties and Expertise

Critical care medicine, Neurology, Stroke


Neurology, Neurosciences, Stroke Center




Stroke Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.9340|Map It 

Neurology Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


David L. Tirschwell, M.D., M.Sc., is medical director of Comprehensive Stroke Care at the UW Medicine Stroke Center at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Tirschwell specializes in general neurology, stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and nervous system. He has provided care to patients since 1997.

Dr. Tirschwell earned his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. He earned his M.Sc. in epidemiology and completed his internship in internal medicine, residency in neurology and Stroke Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is board-certified in general neurology and vascular neurology.

His clinical interests include general neurology, cerebrovascular disease, stroke prevention and treatment. His research interests include intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke epidemiology, quality of care, clinical trials and outcomes of stroke patients.

Dr. Tirschwell is a UW professor of neurology and program director of the Stroke Fellowship.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Tirschwell enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, long walks and reading.


University of Washington School of Public HealthOther Education1999
Cornell Univ. Medical CollegeMedical education1991


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyVascular Neurology2005
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1997
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