Essential Tremor Education Center Alliance Profile:
Dr. Ryder Gwinn and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute at Swedish Medical Center (WA)


The Essential Tremor Education Center is glad to work with Dr. Ryder Gwinn from the Swedish Neuroscience Institute to share vital knowledge about essential tremor. The Swedish Medical Center (WA) , founded in 1910 as Seattle’s first nonprofit medical center, is currently the largest nonprofit health provider in the city. The center is made up of five hospital campuses and is home to over 6,000 credentialed physicians. Four of the hospitals have received top safety ranking awards by the Leapfrog group, while the entire system has been recognized as some of the best hospitals in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Ryder Gwinn is affiliated with the Cherry Hill branch of the center, and his focus on researching noninvasive treatment for essential tremor has not gone without notice.

Dr. Ryder Gwinn graduated with honors from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 1996. He completed his fellowship at Yale University and completed his residency at Georgetown University. Since then, he has spent over a decade as a leading neurosurgeon in the pacific northwest. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and Dr. Gwinn’s top focus has been on patients suffering from disorders of the spine and central nervous system. Named a Regional Top Doctor by Castle Connolly in 2014 and Fellow by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Gwinn is a leading provider of neurological medicine.

Dr. Gwinn’s goal has been to research treatment options that use the least invasive methods with the highest chance of success. This has led him to become a leading voice in new treatments for essential tremor. His research was critical for getting FDA approval for Neuravive, a procedure that uses MRI-guided focused ultrasound for locating and destroying brain cells associated with essential tremor without the use of surgery. Dr. Gwinn was one of the first to announce the new MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment option and availability at the Swedish Medical Center (WA) . His voice, as well as the support from the Swedish Neuroscience Institute at Swedish Medical Center (WA), is critical as we share more knowledge about emerging noninvasive treatment for essential tremor.