Andrea Swenson, MD

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

Contact Information

Primary Office
S705 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-6362

Education

MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fellow, Neuromuscular Disease, University of Illinois
Resident, Neurology, University of Iowa
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa

Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., 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., 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.

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.

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). 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.

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.

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.