Michael Swash was educated at Forest School, London, UK, and was qualified from The London Hospital Medical College, London, UK, in 1962. He was also an exchange clinical student at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va, USA, in 1961. Swash holds house appointments in London and Bath and has experience in general practice in Westbury, Wiltshire and Tottenham, London. He received postgraduate training at University Hospitals of Cleveland (Case Western Reserve University), Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and a 3-year postgraduate training in neurology and neurophysiology at Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo, USA (1965-1968). He returned to The Royal London Hospital in 1968 working as Registrar in neurology, then as MRC Research Fellow in neuropathology in 1969-1970, and as Senior Registrar in neurology in 1971. Swash was appointed Consultant Neurologist at The Royal London Hospital and Newham Health Authority in 1972. He serves as an Honorary Neurologist at St. Mark's Hospital, St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy, and at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Formerly, he occupied the position of Senior Lecturer in neuropathology at The London Hospital Medical College. Swash is a member of various British, American, European, and Australasian neurological and other medical societies and a Member of the Neuroscience Board of the Medical Research Council (1987-1991). His research interests include clinical neurology, motor neuron disease, incontinence, neuromuscular disease, and dementia, and his current major research interests are motor neuron disease, neuromuscular diseases, and incontinence. He is the author of approximately 500 research papers in medical and scientific journals and 16 books, including undergraduate (Hutchison’s Clinical Methods; 22nd Edition 2007) and postgraduate books and research monographs (several translated into other languages (Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese).
Biography Updated on 7 June 2011