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Michael A. Elliott, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Elliott serves as Chief of Neurology for the Swedish Neuroscience Institute; Medical Director, Neuromuscular Medicine and Medical Director, ALS Clinic. He is also board-certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. "It is a privilege to practice neurology and I am honored by those who entrust their care with me. I believe that listening is the foundation upon which excellent care is built."
Field of Study
George Washington University
Medical School
Letterman Army Medical Center
Madigan Army Medical Center
Professional Associations
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc, Neuromuscular Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abducens nerve disease
  • abducens nerve injury
  • abducens nerve palsy and paresis
  • abnormal coordination
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal emg
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abnormal twitching
  • abscess central nervous system
  • absence epilepsy
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • ambulatory eeg
  • amnesia
  • amyloid neuropathy
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • aneurysm
  • anosmia
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • aphasia
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • ataxia
  • athetoid cerebral palsy
  • aura
  • autoimmune meningitis
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • autonomic nervous system disorders
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • bacterial meningitis
  • beriberi
  • berry aneurysm
  • botox for migraines
  • botox for spasticity
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brachial plexus injury
  • brachial plexus lesion
  • brain concussion
  • bulbar palsy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • causalgia of lower limb
  • causalgia of upper limb
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar disease
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral anomaly
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebral lipidosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • cerebrospinal fluid abnormality
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease
  • childhood epilepsy
  • chorea
  • choreoathetosis
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
  • chronic migraines
  • chronic post-traumatic headache
  • ciliary neuralgia
  • circadian rhythm disorder
  • cluster headache
  • common peroneal nerve lesion
  • concussive seizure
  • convulsion
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • creutzfeldt jakob syndrome
  • degenerative brain disorder
  • degenerative disorders of the balance organs
  • delirium
  • demyelinating disease
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • diagnostic lumbar puncture
  • diffuse axonal injury
  • diplegia of upper limbs
  • disorder of balance
  • disorder of body awareness
  • disturbance of skin sensation
  • dizziness
  • drop attack
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dysarthria
  • dysautonomia
  • dyskinesia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • dystonia
  • echoencephalogram abnormal
  • eeg telemetry
  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • electroencephalography
  • electromyography
  • encephalitis
  • encephalopathies
  • enlarged optic nerve
  • enlarged ventricle
  • epidural injection
  • epilepsy
  • essential tremor
  • executive dysfunction
  • extrapyramidal disorders
  • exvacuohydrocephalus
  • facet injection
  • facet pain
  • facial asymmetry
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • facial spasm
  • facial tingling
  • familial ataxia
  • fasciculations
  • femoral nerve lesion
  • flaccid hemiplegia
  • focal dystonia
  • foot drop
  • friedreich ataxia
  • frontal lobe disinhibition
  • fungal meningitis
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • generalized seizures
  • genetic dystonia
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • grand mal status epilepticus
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • handwriting tremor
  • head trauma
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • hemiatrophy
  • hemicrania continua
  • hemidystonia
  • hemineglect
  • hemiparesis
  • hemiplegia
  • hereditary sensory neuropathy
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • herpes zoster
  • hiv dementia
  • hiv neuropathy
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydromyelia
  • hypertonia
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • hypotonia
  • idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • inclusion body myositis
  • infantile cerebral palsy
  • infectious neuritis
  • injury to brain
  • intention tremor
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intermittent tremor
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • isolated central nervous system vasculitis
  • jc virus
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • late effects of poliomyelitis
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • leukodystrophy
  • lip droop
  • lissencephaly
  • lobar atrophy of brain
  • locked-in syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • macrocephaly
  • marcus gunn phenomenon
  • maternal neurologic disorders
  • meningitis
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • metabolic brain disorders
  • microcephaly
  • migraine
  • migraine treatment
  • mononeuritis
  • mononeuritis multiplex
  • monoplegia
  • monoplegia of upper limb
  • motor neuron disease
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • multisystemic disseminated toxoplasmosis
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle weakness
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myelitis
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myoclonic seizures
  • myoclonus
  • nerve conduction studies
  • nerve diseases
  • nerve root disorder
  • nerve sheath tumor
  • nervous system disorders
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • neuritis
  • neuroborreliosis
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurological disorders
  • neurometabolic disorder
  • neuromuscular ultrasound
  • neuropathy
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • nonepileptic event
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • numbness
  • occipital neuralgia
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • optic migraines
  • optic nerve and pathway injury
  • optic nerve disease
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • pachygyria
  • paralysis
  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
  • paraplegia
  • parasitic meningitis
  • paresthesia
  • parkinson's disease
  • pellagra
  • periodic paralysis
  • peripheral autonomic neuropathy
  • peripheral nerve injury
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • periventricular lesion
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • periventricular mass
  • peroneal muscular atrophy
  • peroneal nerve lesion
  • petit mal status
  • pinched nerve
  • pituitary adenoma
  • plagiocephaly
  • plantar nerve lesion
  • plexitis
  • plexopathy
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • poliomyelitis
  • polymicrogyria
  • polyneuropathy
  • popliteal nerve lesion
  • post traumatic seizures
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • post-traumatic amnesia
  • post-traumatic headache
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • problems with smell and taste
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
  • pure autonomic failure
  • quadriplegia
  • radial nerve lesion
  • radiculopathy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • schwannomatosis
  • segmental dystonia
  • sensory impairment
  • sensory problem with head
  • sensory problem with neck and trunk
  • sensory problems with limbs
  • skin biopsy
  • slurred speech
  • spasticity
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spinocerebellar diseases
  • staring
  • status epilepticus
  • stereotypic movement disorder
  • subacute spongiform encephalopathy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • syphilis
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • temporal sclerosis
  • tension headache
  • tetany
  • tetraplegia
  • tibial nerve lesion
  • tic disorder
  • tingling
  • torsion dystonia
  • torticollis
  • tourette syndrome
  • toxic myoneural disorders
  • toxoplasmosis
  • transient blindness
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • transverse myelitis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tremor
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • trigeminal nerve injury
  • trigeminal nerve palsy and paresis
  • tuberculosis of meninges
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • ultrasound steroid injection of the spine
  • unsteady gait
  • uremic encephalopathy
  • vagal nerve disorders
  • vagus nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventriculomegaly
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • vertigo
  • vestibular function test abnormal
  • viral meningitis
  • visual evoked potentials
  • vitamin b deficiency

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (98 Ratings, 29 Comments)


Great great doctor!

I am from the SE corner of the state. The care provider was excellent, but considering my age, condition and the toll it took on my body mostly likely I wont be back.

This was my first visit with this provider. I saw him based on a referral for a new diagnosis of a neurologic disorder. I came in extremely worried and quite frankly scared. Dr. Elliott listened carefully, had reviewed all my records from PacMed and [...], explained my condition and proposed treatment and followup. I am a recently retired physician, and I asked him to treat me as a patient. He did just that, with the utmost respect for my concerns. I felt tremedously relieved and reassured when I left his office, and he's been excellent at followup on email and in a more recent visit as well. I feel he genuinely cares, and I feel he knows what he's doing - a good combination in a doctor!

Dr. Elliott was friendly and professional. He took the time to listened to my problems. Shared with us, information about my condition and possible treatments. I am confident in his assessment and I am following on his recommendations.

Dr. Elliott is one of the best physicians that I have ever seen. As a nurse, I will seek outthe best of the best. Not only is Dr. Elliott an excellent physician, but he is an incredibly caring person. He has perfected the science and the art of medicine, making me feel listened to, well cared for and has helped me come up with a care plan to treat migraines (a diagnosis that has plagued me since childhood). I am so grateful to have found him and feel blessed to be in his hands.

excellent, skilled, compassionate , credentialed and trusted practioner

Dr Elliotts credential speak for themselves. He is an asset to Swedish Hospital

an excellent clinician & communicator

Dr. Elliott is the best neurologist that I have experienced since the onset of my migraines.

Dr. Elliott is a pleasure to see. He is professional, prompt, intelligent & compassionate with a delightful sense of humor. He eases the pain of my neck injections!

Dr Elliott is the best!

this was night and day difference from what we experienced at [...]. The approach taken by Dr. Elliott made the possibility of a diagnosis of ALS a little easier to fathom anticipating we have a concerned team to walk with us.

I followed Dr Michael Elliot to Swedish when he left [...] and will continue through my lifetime to follow him where ever he goes. There is not a Neurologist, I believe, in the entire Seattle area that could compare with all that Dr Elliot provides and gives both professionally and personally. To try to describe his care, compassion, intelligence, experience, excellence, kindness, knowledge, and in all other qualifications. "Ineffable" is the word that comes to mind when working with Dr Michael Elliot. [...] There is no better Neurologist, Co-Chair of the Neurological Department that Swedish could find. [...]

I come from Portland to see Dr. Elliott and have been seeing him close to 15 years. He is a wonderful Dr., the best!

My disorder is quite debilitating. Dr. Elliott has kept me walking (with cane/walker) and repeatedly provided excellent medical and emotional support.

Exceptional empathy and professionalism

Wasn't sure I understood the diagnosis. No explanation of my condition after the blood tests. Would appreciate communication with Dr. Ellitoo rather than a generic note on MyChart.

Dr. Elliott is the BEST!!!

Dr Elliott is one of the best physicians we have been across the United States.

He was very patient, thorough, and helpful in his explanations and comments which I greatly valued. I especially appreciated that he was willing to talk to me at my level of technical expertise without disdain, disapproval or criticism.

Dr Elliott is GREAT!

I have suffered with severe migraines for years. Dr. Elliott really listened to me and my concerns. Since I live out of the area, he helped me formulate a care plan for treatment should I need a "rescue" intervention if I got a migraine. He forwarded this information to my Primary Care MD and also sent me a copy. i feel very confident in his skills regarding my Botox injections and have finally found some relief after suffering for years.

I have been a patient of Dr. Elliott for several years. I have always felt he is concerned over my health, and tries hard to help me improve and be as comfortable as possible.

I'm confused about my diagnosis and when further testing will be done. This may be determined by what my insurance provides. I suppose I'll just have to be patient.

Great doctor. Wonderful communicator and I have total confidence in him.

I believe this care provider is one of the best in their field. I came to Swedish because of this care provider.

One of the few times I felt a physician actually LISTENED. Thank you!

Dr Michael Elliott is a very kind, compassionate, intelligent and highly respected clinician..

Dr. Elliott is SUCH a good doctor I became a Swedish patient simply to be able to continue to be treated by him.
Swedish Neuroscience Specialists - Epilepsy
550 17th Avenue Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Neurology - Cherry Hill
550 17th Avenue Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98122
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