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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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James F. Selwa
Title
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director EMG Laboratory
Phone
313-745-8328
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James F. Selwa, M.D., MBA, FAANEM has been a member of the Department of Neurology since 1991. He led the accreditation process for the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program in 1995 and served as the Clinical Neurophysiology Program Director from 1995 to 2002. He has also served in various roles at the Detroit Medical Center including: Medical Director of the Electromyography Laboratory (1993-2002); Medical Executive of Information Service (1997-1999); Medical Director of Information Service (1999-2004); Chief Medical Information Officer (2001-2004); and was the lead physician on team selecting, installing and implementing the Clinical Information System at the Detroit Medical Center (1997-2004). He has an active interest in the use of computers in medicine.

Dr. Selwa’s clinical practice is limited to Electromyography and Single Fiber Electromyography with interests in disorders of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular junction including inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies, Myasthenia Gravis, plexopathies, radiculopathies, mononeuropathies, polyneuropathies and nerve injuries. He is active in resident education and helps supervise residents in their general neurology clinics.

Undergraduate
Residential College, University of Michigan, B.S., 1978
Graduate
Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, MBA, 1980
Medical

School of Medicine, University of Michigan, M.D., 1985

Internship
Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine), 1985-1986
Residency
Henry Ford Hospital (Neurology), 1986-1989
Fellowships
University of Michigan Hospitals (Neuromuscular), 1989-1990
Prior Appointments

Henry Ford Hospital, 1990-1991

Interests

Neuromuscular disorders, inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies, Myasthenia Gravis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, radiculopathies, plexopathies and other disorders of the peripheral nervous system

Awards & Honors
  • 2011 received the College Teaching Award in the School of Medicine
  • 2009 appointed the American Academy of Neurology's liaison to the Physicians' Electronic Health Record Coalition
  • Continues to serve as an appointed member of the Practice Management and Technology subcommittee of the Medical Economics and Management Committee of the American Academy of Neurology
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan
  • Residential College James B Angell Scholar
  • University of Michigan, Undergraduate Class Honors
Other Information

Clinical Neurophysiology Board Certification, 1996;recertification 2006