Dr. David Swope is a UCI Health neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.

David M. Swope, MD


Movement Disorders, Neurology

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  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology - General
  • 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 in Irvinein Orange and in Newport Beach.

UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 714-456-7720
UCI Health Newport — Old Newport Boulevard
401 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 201
Newport Beach, CA 92663
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868