Top Doctors 2018: Neurological Surgery

Part of our annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

Shot of an unrecognisable nurse standing in a hospital

March 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

These surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.

16 Years Richard G. Ellenbogen, M.D., neurosurgery, craniofacial, hematology-oncology; Neurosurgery Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2544; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center; Brown University Alpert Medical School, 1983 

Farrokh R. Farrokhi, M.D., brain tumors, spinal surgery, deep brain stimulation; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.7525; Virginia Mason Medical Center; Baylor College of Medicine, 1998 

Ryder P. Gwinn, M.D., epilepsy and movement disorders, brain tumors, spinal surgery; Swedish Neuroscience Institute, 550 17th Ave., Suite 540, Seattle, 206.320.4145; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill, Swedish Medical Center–Issaquah; University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, 1996 

Stephen C. Houston, M.D., minimally invasive surgery, spinal reconstructive surgery, complex spinal surgery; Northwest Neurosurgery, 1560 N 115th St., Suite 209, Seattle, 206.668.1701; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, 1993 

Louis J. Kim, M.D., cerebrovascular neurosurgery, cerebral aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations; Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview, 908 Jefferson St., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999 

10 Years Jeffrey G. Ojemann, M.D., pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy, vascular anomalies; Neurosurgery Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2544; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center; Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, 1992 

Daniel L. Silbergeld, M.D., metastatic brain tumors, brain mapping, neuro-oncology; Neurological Surgery Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.5637; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1984 



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