Linda Selwa

Linda Selwa, M.D.

Clinical Professor, Neurology
Associate Chair, Clinical Operations
Co-Division Chief, Epilepsy
Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief , Neurology
Service Chief, Neurology


Dr. Selwa was born and raised in Michigan, received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and returned to Michigan for medical school, neurology residency and an epilepsy fellowship. She serves the Department of Neurology as the Associate Chair for Clinical Services, including roles as the Ambulatory Care Clinical Chief and the Service Chief.  She is also Co-Director of the Epilepsy Program. Dr. Selwa sees patients with epilepsy, as well as many other patients with a wide spectrum of neurologic disorders.

Her scholarly work has focused on cognitive function in epilepsy, sleep in epilepsy, and quality of life outcomes in patients with epilepsy. She is a very active educator, involved in medical school neurologic education in the transitions to the clerkships course and the science and the practice of medicine course. She is actively involved in resident and fellow education in epilepsy as well, having served as program director in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in the past. She has also led several national initiatives to provide current neurologic information to the public and to other medical subspecialties.

Areas of Interest

Cognitive outcomes in epilepsy, quality of life issues in epilepsy, sleep in epilepsy, Neurologic education.


Medical School or Training

  • University of Michigan Medical School, 1986


  • University of Michigan Health System, Neurology, MI, 1990


  • Epilepsy, University of Michigan Health System, 1991

Board Certification

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

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