Associate Professor David Szmulewicz

Fitzroy, VIC and Telehealth

VWA Provider Number: 262768FT

About A/Prof David Szmulewicz

A/Prof David is a Neurologist, Neuro-otologist and Medical Researcher, and a highly accomplished professional in the field of medicine and law, who holds a PhD from the esteemed University of Melbourne. 

He serves as the founding head of the Balance Disorders & Ataxia Service at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and is an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital. Additionally, he is a Principal Research Fellow and Neurologist with the Neurodegeneration Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. A/Prof. David’s research focuses on defining a new form of ataxia called Cerebellar Ataxia with Neuropathy and Vestibular Areflexia Syndrome (CANVAS). 

A/Prof. Szmulewicz specializes in diagnosing, treating, and researching a wide range of balance disorders associated with the vestibular system and cerebellum. These disorders often manifest as dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance, which can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. With his expertise, he provides patients with comprehensive evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and individualized treatment plans tailored to their specific condition. 

As an expert in this field, A/Prof. Szmulewicz combines his extensive clinical experience with a dedication to providing detailed reports to referrers, ensuring a clear understanding of the situation and his opinions, to address the complexities of balance disorders and provide quality reports to those in need. 

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed 
  • ACT Motor Vehicle 
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation 
  • Aged Care Claims 
    • Medical Negligence 
  • Capacity Assessments 
    • Accommodation and Lifestyle Decisions 
    • Driving Capacity Assessment 
    • Medical Decision-making Assessments
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment 
  • Criminal Law 
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs 
  • Fitness For Duty 
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection 
  • Medical Negligence 
  • Public and Professional Liability 
  • Seafarers 
  • Testamentary Capacity Assessment 
  • Victoria Transport Accidents Commission Joint Medical Examiner (JME) 
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Impairment Assessor (IIA) 

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