Phillip Swanson, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified neurologist at the Neurology Clinic at UW Medical Center and the Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview, director of the UW Neurology Residency Program and a UW professor of Neurology and an adjunct professor of Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
Dr. Swanson is an expert in neurologically based movement disorders and manages the treatment of patients with these disorders. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients.
Dr. Swanson earned his M.D. at the Johns Hopkins and his Ph.D.from the University of London. He is a widely respected consultant to professional organization committees, co-authored a neurology textbook and has published over 100 articles on neurological subjects. He has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America.” His clinical and research interests include Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, epilepsy and general neurology.
In his spare time, Dr. Swanson enjoys antiquarian books, jogging, theater and old movies.
Education and Training
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical education, 1958
University of London School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Boston University - School of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Neurology, 1966, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology