Associate Professor Szmulewicz a neurologist and neuro-otologist who is the founding head of the Balance Disorders & Ataxia Service at the Eye and Ear Hospital, and a lecturer at Melbourne University. Associate Professor Szmulewicz holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. His clinical and research interests include balance disorders that affect ballooned and coordination, and the combination of the two.

Associate Professor Szmulewicz research includes disease and gene discovery, as well as the development of technology to aid in the diagnosis and management of balance disorders.


Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Jim Lance Young Investigator Award

Awarded Membership of the Melbourne Medical School Academy of Clinical Teachers in recognition of outstanding contribution to teaching medical students at The University of Melbourne

National Health and Medical Research Foundation PhD scholarship

Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation PhD scholarship

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

GlaxoSmithKline physician advanced trainee Prize

VicHealth award for outstanding achievement in the field of health promotion

University of Tasmania Dean’s Roll of Excellence for outstanding academic performance

Golden Key International Honour Society

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

NHMRC Project and Ideas Grants

NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship


M.B., B.S (Hons)., PhD, FRACP