David C. Preston, MD

David C. Preston, MD

David C. Preston, MD

Professor of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Program Director, Neurology Residency, Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Co-Director, EMG Laboratory, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Specialty

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Clinical Neurophysiology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Neurology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Internship: University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Medical School: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Research Interests

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • EMG and Nerve conduction studies
  • Computers in Medicine
  • Entrapment neuropathies
  • Neuromuscular Ultrasound
  • Medical Education

Biography

David C Preston, MD, FAAN is a Professor of Neurology and the Program Director of the Neurology Residency at Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, now the second largest neurology residency in the US. 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 coauthored 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. Dr. Preston was recognized by the American Academy of Neurology 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 in the diagnosis of 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.

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