Todd J. Swick, M.D. is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine (American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty in Sleep Medicine). He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at The University of Texas School of Medicine-Houston and is Senior Medical Director of Neurology and Sleep Medical Consultants of Houston. He has recently been hired as an International Sleep Medicine Consultant for the Medipert Sleep Medicine Center in Beijing, China. He the Medical Director of the North Cypress Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center and Apnix Sleep Diagnostic Centers in Houston, Texas. He has been practicing in Houston, Texas for the past 34 years and has spent the last fifteen years doing sleep medicine on an exclusive basis. He has close to 4000 patients in his practice and one of the largest Narcolepsy practices in Texas.
He has published numerous papers involving neurologic sleep physiology, narcolepsy, chronobiology, sleep and wake disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease and the interaction between pain and sleep in chronic pain syndromes. He recently authored two editorials for peer-reviewed journals; the first concerned the need for a re-evaluation of the risk vs. advantages for nursing mothers with narcolepsy and the safety of sodium oxybate for their babies and the second advised anesthesiologists to screen for narcolepsy pre-operatively to reduce post-operative complications.
Dr. Swick has been involved in over 100 FDA approved Clinical Research trials, most recently for, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Non 24 Hour Sleep Disorder in totally blind individuals, Jet Lag, Parkinson’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease.
In Oct 2014, National Narcolepsy Network, in Denver, CO, awarded the 2014 Robert Clark, MD, Clinician of The Year Award, to Dr. Swick.
He serves as a national speaker on Sleep Medicine & Neurology for national and international pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, XenoPort Pharmaceuticals, UCB Pharma and Vanda Pharmaceuticals.
In his role as an International Sleep Medicine Consultant he has been asked to help to advise and develop and the first private Sleep Medicine Center in The People’s Republic of China, Beijing.