James Selwa, MD

James Selwa, MD

James Selwa, MD

Narrative Bio

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.

Office Address

Office: (313) 577-1245
Office Fax: (313) 745-4216
Clinic: (313) 745-4275
Clinic Fax: (313) 745-4468

Other Information

Clinical Neurophysiology Board Certification


Residential College, University of Michigan, B.S., 1978


Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, MBA, 1980


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

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director EMG Laboratory


Henry Ford Hospital (Internal Medicine), 1985-1986


Henry Ford Hospital (Neurology), 1986-1989




University of Michigan Hospitals (Neuromuscular), 1989-1990

Prior Appointments

Henry Ford Hospital, 1990-1991


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

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