Dr David Szmulewicz; Neurologist and Neuro-otologist
Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne
David Szmulewicz is a Neurologist and medical researcher at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. His clinical and research interests include balance disorders that affect the vestibular system, cerebellum and the combination of the two.
David is lead investigator on research defining a novel ataxia – Cerebellar Ataxia with Neuropathy and Vestibular Areflexia Syndrome (CANVAS), as well as development of an interactive vertigo assessment tool (iVAT) and an objective bedside test of imbalance – the video VVOR. He is co-director of The Australian Temporal Bone Bank which aims to facilitate pathological investigation of hearing and balance disease.
He is also overseeing the development of a multi-disciplinary balance disorders clinical and research service, where patients can access specialty medical care and partake in various research programs.