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David Preston, MD

David Preston, MD



41 Ratings 16 Reviews


Neurology, Neurology-Neuromuscular Medicine

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Co-Director, EMG Laboratory, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Neuromuscular Ultrasound Laboratory, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

David C Preston, MD, FAAN is a Professor of Neurology and the Neurology Residency Program Director at Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, now the second-largest neurology residency in the U.S. He is also Vice Chair and Co-Director of the EMG laboratory. Dr. Preston received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, followed by Medical School at Case Western Reserve University. He completed his neurology residency at Tufts University in Boston, followed by fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology. He has previously been on staff at Tufts School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Preston specializes in the field of neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic testing, in addition to medical education. Dr. Preston has lectured and published extensively and has authored more than sixty-five original articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and more than twenty-five chapters in various neurologic, orthopedic, and internal medicine textbooks. He co-authored the textbook, Electromyography, and Neuromuscular Disorders, which is widely used in neurology programs in the US and abroad. He also co-edited several other textbooks on neuromuscular disorders. Additionally, Dr. Preston has directed and lectured in numerous continuing medical education courses on neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic testing at the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and at Harvard University.

Dr. Preston is very involved in teaching and education. He has trained over 50 neuromuscular fellows and over 300 neurology residents. The American Academy of Neurology recognized Dr. Preston with the Outstanding Program Director of the Year Award in 2016. Dr. Preston is spearheading the education and novel use of neuromuscular ultrasound, where it is actively being used to diagnose many neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Preston is married, with two daughters, one in college and one in high school. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, sailing, biking, and anything that has to do with technology.


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopathies
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Ulnar Neuropathies

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

41 Ratings

Patient Comments (16)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Preston took the time to explain things to me and wasn't rushed. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent. Dr. Preston spends time with you, and explains everything.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Good experience.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I left UH feeling confident Dr. Preston and Dr *** would be able to diagnose and deal with my concern.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I'm very impressed with Dr Preston, his nurse ***, his Fellow and the rest of the staff at his office.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
The provider was excellent! ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dave Preston probably is the most thorough and impressive physician I've dealt with as a patient and in my professional life as a defense attorney.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Preston is a great guy. He explained everything he was doing in terms easily understood. ***

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Very caring and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent care of complex problems, with good course so far. I am very pleased with Dr. Preston's care

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
He was an excellent provider, he explained everything to me in terms I would understand. He seemed very compassionate and really wanted to get to the root of my problem.I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
My office visit with Dr. Preston was very informative. He took the time to explain my test results in simple terms so I would understand what he has planned for my treatments. This "in office" appointment made me feel a lot more comfortable than a "Virtual" visit ever could of.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr.Preston is a terrific neurologist. I'm privileged to be his patient.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Preston was outstanding, his examination was excellent and his recommendations made great sense.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very impressed with the time he spent with me. Never acted like he was in a hurry. Looked at me intire time he spoke and made me feel that my concerns were important to be addressed. Also he was reassuring and supportive.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very good doctor. Comfortable to talk to and explained his plans for follow-up procedures.

Board Certifications

  • Vascular Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Fellowship | Clinical Neurophysiology
Clinical Neurophysiology - Tufts-New England Medical Center (1989 - 1990)

Residency | Neurology
Neurology - Tufts-New England Medical Center (1986 - 1989)

Internship | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1985 - 1986)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1985)

Case Western Reserve University (1981)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, David Preston did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.