David M. Swope, MD


Movement Disorders, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Parkinson's disease, dystonia, deep brain stimulation

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • English
Medical School
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Loma Linda UniversityNeurology
Mount Sinai Hospital - New YorkMovement Disorders
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Neurology, UCI School of Medicine 
  • Director — UCI Health Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program
More Information

Dr. David Swope is a board-certified UCI Health neurologist who specializes in the treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease. He directs the UCI Health Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Program.

Swope earned his medical degree Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Calif., where he completed a neurology residency. He completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He directed movement disorder services at Loma Linda University Medical Center for 15 years before working at New York University and the Mount Sinai Health System in New York.

He has been a principal investigator on numerous clinical studies, including a drug that decreases uncontrolled muscle movements and another that helps restore dopamine levels in the brain.

Swope sees patients at UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine and UCI Medical Center in Orange.

UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 714-456-7720
UCI Health Neurology Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1
Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413