Phillip Dean Swanson M.D., Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Epilepsy, General neurology, Movement disorders/spasticity




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.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Swanson enjoys antiquarian books, jogging, theater and old movies.

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

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


Epilepsy, General neurology, Headaches, Movement disorders/spasticity

Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview

Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 4th Floor, West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


Electrodiagnostic medicine, Epilepsy, General neurology, Neurological surgery

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Medical education, 1958

University of London School of Medicine


Boston University - School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency, Neurology


Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 1966, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology