David Greeley, MD, FAAN

Dr. Greeley is a board-certified general neurologist and is accepting new patients at Northwest Neurological in all areas of neurology. However, beyond general neurology, he is also very active in research and development of new technologies as well as implementation of those products and procedures as they become FDA-approved; he was the first neurologist to use Botox® in the state of Washington, the first (along with neurosurgeon Dr. Jeff Hirschauer) to do Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the state of Washington, and now the first neurologist to bring Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to Spokane. TMS has been FDA-approved for depression since 2008. Over 18,000 patients have been treated with 50 percent of patients improved significantly and 33 percent of patients free of depression following the course of therapy! TMS is a novel, non-drug therapy for one of the most debilitating disease states in the world. Dr. Greeley is proud to sit on the board of the Clinical TMS society.

He remains one of the most active injectors of botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin®, Myobloc®) in the Northwest helping patients with migraine, dystonia, dysphonia, cosmetic wrinkles, hyperhidrosis (sweating), drooling, spasticity and muscle pain. And he has been the principal investigator in over 60 clinical research studies, primarily focusing today on Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention.

Dr. Greeley was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in music theory and history. He then went to the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating in 1989. Dr. Greeley is a third-generation doctor—but his father, a general internist, initially tried to talk him out of it. Read about Dr. Greeley's support for the next generation of doctors in this UW Medicine Alumni Spotlight.

After medical school he spent the next four years completing his internship and residency in Neurology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic system in Madison, Wisconsin. He then completed a post-residency position as Honorary Assistant House Physician at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, England.

Directly after training Dr. Greeley moved to Spokane, Washington, to join a multi-specialty clinic where he worked as a neurologist and as the first director of their clinical research department.

He moved into private practice in Spokane in 1999 when he opened Northwest Neurological, PLLC.

Dr. Greeley is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and is also involved in education, training and admissions of medical students as a Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  

He is most proud of his three daughters, Madeline, Perri, and Isabel, and his beautiful wife Suzanne.