Andrea Swenson, MD

Specialty: Neuromuscular Disease
Director: Residency Program in Neurology
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: S705 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Fellow, Neuromuscular Disease, University of Illinois
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
Resident, Neurology, University of Iowa


Nieves, J., Gennings, C., Factor-Litvak, P., Hupf, J., Singleton, J., Sharf, V., Oskarsson, B., Filho, J., Sorenson, E., D’Amico, E., Goetz, R., Mitsumoto, H., Singleton, J., Beck, C., Merle, D., Shah, T., Kim, M., Lee, Y., Christodoulou, G., Dalton, K., Kidd, J., Gilbert, E., Kilty, M., Heitzman, D., Rodriguez, W., Hand, S., Washington, M., Spears, B., Burson, B., Bedlack, R., Grace, K., Boyette, C., Katz, J., Miller, R., Forshew, D., Beemsterboer, J., Harris, W., McCoy, S., Zayas-Bazan, T., Saephanh, C., Barohn, R., McVey, A., Dimachkie, M., Pasnoor, M., Wang, Y., Walsh, M., Herbelin, L., Miller, J., Anderson, K., Klingerman, S., Weis, D., Joyce, N., Lim, S., Cregan, M., Kasarskis, E., Vanderpool, K., Taylor, D., Thomas, S., King, J., Wells, R., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Murphy, J., Duong, Y., Robins, D., Villerme, C., Rollins, Y., Ringel, S., Quan, D., Whitethorn, E., Mozaffar, T., Wang, A., Martin, V., Minton, B., Tully, P., Davis, D., Thaisetthawatkul, P., Cowardin, C., Herstein, R., Swenson, A., Jimmeh-Fletcher, D., Olalde, H., Sieren, J., Nations, S., Elliott, J., Trivedi, J., Gorham, N., Shefner, J., Watson, M., Moore, J., Markis, K., Grosso, M., Andrews, J., Koczon-Jaremko, A. & Bowen, J. (2016). Association between dietary intake and function in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 73(12), 1425–1432. DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.3401.

Murphy, J., Factor-Litvak, P., Goetz, R., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Nagy, P. L., Hupf, J., Singleton, J., Woolley, S., Andrews, H., Heitzman, D., Bedlack, R. S., Katz, J. S., Barohn, R. J., Sorenson, E. J., Oskarsson, B., Fernandes Filho, J. A., Kasarskis, E. J., Mozaffar, T., Rollins, Y. D., Nations, S. P., Swenson, A. J. & Koczon-Jaremko, B. A. (2016). Cognitive-behavioral screening reveals prevalent impairment in a large multicenter ALS cohort. Neurology, 86(9), 813-820. PMID: 26802094.

Pasnoor, M., He, J., Herbelin, L., Burns, T. M., Nations, S., Bril, V., Wang, A. K., Elsheikh, B. H., Kissel, J. T., Saperstein, D., Shaibani, J. A., Jackson, C., Swenson, A., Howard, J. F., Goyal, N., David, W., Wicklund, M., Pulley, M., Becker, M., Mozaffar, T., Benatar, M., Pazcuzzi, R., Simpson, E., Rosenfeld, J., Dimachkie, M. M., Statland, J. M. & Barohn, R. J. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of methotrexate for patients with generalized myasthenia gravis. Neurology, 87(1), 57-64. DOI: 10.1212/wnl.0000000000002795.

Weiss, M. D., Macklin, E. A., Simmons, Z., Knox, A. S., Greenblatt, D. J., Atassi, N., Graves, M., Parziale, N., Salameh, J. S., Quinn, C., Brown, R. H., Distad, J. B., Trivedi, J., Shefner, J. M., Barohn, R. J., Pestronk, A., Swenson, A. & Cudkowicz, M. E. (2016). A randomized trial of mexiletine in ALS: Safety and effects on muscle cramps and progression. Neurology, 86(16), 1474-1481. PMID: 26911633.

Sanmaneechai, O., Swenson, A., Gerke, A. K., Moore, S. A. & Shy, M. E. (2015). Inclusion body myositis and sarcoid myopathy: coincidental occurrence or associated diseases. Neuromuscular disorders : NMD, 25(4), 297-300. PMID: 25599912.

Jerath, N. U., Aul, E., Reddy, C. G., Azadeh, H., Swenson, A. & Kimura, J. (2015). Prolongation of F-wave minimal latency: a sensitive predictor of polyneuropathy. The International journal of neuroscience. PMID: 26000925.

Macchi, Z., Wang, Y., Moore, D., Katz, J., Saperstein, D., Walk, D., Simpson, E., Genge, A., Bertorini, T., Fernandes, J. A., Swenson, A., Elman, L., Dimachkie, M., Herbelin, L., Miller, J., Lu, J., Wilkins, H., Swerdlow, R. H., Statland, J. & Barohn, R. (2015). A multi-center screening trial of rasagiline in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Possible mitochondrial biomarker target engagement. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration, 16(5-6), 345-352. PMID: 25832828.

Jerath, N. U., Crockett, C. D., Moore, S. A., Shy, M. E., Weihl, C. C., Chou, T. F., Grider, T., Gonzalez, M. A., Zuchner, S. & Swenson, A. (2015). Rare Manifestation of a c.290 C>T, p.Gly97Glu VCP Mutation. Case reports in genetics, 2015, 239167. PMID: 25878907.

Jerath, N. U., Kamholz, J., Grider, T., Harper, A., Swenson, A. & Shy, M. E. (2015). Coexistence of a T118M PMP22 missense mutation and chromosome 17 (17p11.2-p12) deletion. Muscle & nerve, 52(5), 905-8. PMID: 26012543.

Swenson, A. (2014). Diseases of the peripheral nerve. In P. B. Gorelick , F. D. Testai , G. J. Hankey , J. M. Wardlaw (Eds.) Hankey's clinical neurology. (2nd ed.) Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Mitsumoto, H., Factor-Litvak, P., Andrews, H., Goetz, R. R., Andrews, L., Rabkin, J. G., McElhiney, M., Nieves, J., Santella, R. M., Murphy, J., Hupf, J., Singleton, J., Merle, D., Kilty, M., Heitzman, D., Bedlack, R. S., Miller, R. G., Katz, J. S., Forshew, D., Barohn, R. J., Sorenson, E. J., Oskarsson, B., Fernandes Filho, J. A., Kasarskis, E. J., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Mozaffar, T., Rollins, Y. D., Nations, S. P., Swenson, A. J., Shefner, J. M., Andrews, J. A. & Koczon-Jaremko, B. A. (2014). ALS Multicenter Cohort Study of Oxidative Stress (ALS COSMOS): study methodology, recruitment, and baseline demographic and disease characteristics. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration, 15(3-4), 192-203. PMID: 24564738.

Swenson, A. (2014). Mononeuropathies. In P. B. Gorelick , F. D. Testai , G. J. Hankey , J. M. Wardlaw (Eds.) Hankey's clinical neurology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Waldron, E. J., Barrash, J., Swenson, A. & Tranel, D. (2014). Personality disturbances in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a case study demonstrating changes in personality without cognitive deficits. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 20(7), 764-71. PMID: 24854881.

Jerath, N. U., Strader, S. B., Reddy, C. G., Swenson, A., Kimura, J. & Aul, E. (2014). Factors influencing aversion to specific electrodiagnostic studies. Brain and behavior, 4(5), 698-702. PMID: 25328846.

Pasnoor, M., He, J., Herbelin, L., Dimachkie, M., Barohn, R. J. & Muscle Study Group, (2012). Phase II trial of methotrexate in myasthenia gravis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1275, 23-8. PMID: 23278574.

Swenson, A. (2010). Review of “Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy associated with statins”. Journal Watch Neurology, 12(7).

Swenson, A. (2009). Patient management problem. CONTINUUM Lifelong Learning in Neurology, 15(1).

Swenson, A., Leira, E. C. (2007). Paroxysmal sneezing at the onset of lateral medullary syndrome: cause or consequence?. European journal of neurology : the official journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, 14(4), 461-3. PMID: 17388999.

Swenson, A., St Louis, E. K. (2006). Computed tomography findings in thiamine deficiency-induced coma. Neurocritical care, 5(1), 45-8. PMID: 16960295.