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Ryder Gwinn, M.D.

Swedish Neuroscience Institute


Dr. Gwinn is the Medical Director of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute Center for Neurologic Restoration, which is dedicated to restoring the best possible functional abilities to patients with chronic neurological diseases. He earned his M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a fellowship in Surgical Epilepsy at Yale University.

He is board certified and specializes in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and chronic neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, trigeminal neuralgia, and other pain syndromes. He uses advanced minimally invasive techniques such as responsive neurostimulation and focused ultrasound, as well as other more traditional techniques such as deep brain stimulation, Gamma Knife surgery, spinal cord stimulation, and awake brain surgery.

He is also the principal investigator for numerous ongoing studies to create and validate the next generation of therapies using neuromodulation and MR guided focused ultrasound for the treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, and pain.

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