Top Doctors 2018: Neurology

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.

Neurologists focus on disorders of the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord.

James Duane Bowen, M.D.,** multiple sclerosis; Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center, 1600 E Jefferson St., Level A, Seattle, 206.320.2200; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1982 

Michael R. Chun, M.D., sleep disorders; The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5408; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1989 

William Longstreth Jr., M.D., cerebrovascular disease, stroke; Neurology Clinic at Harborview, 410 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.3992; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 1975 

Braden Nago, M.D., headache, neurophysiology; The Polyclinic, Neurology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2310; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill, Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2000 

Ali Samii, M.D., movement disorders, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, tremor and dystonia; Neurology Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.7688; University of Washington Medical Center; McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Canada, 1989 

Timothy Scearce, M.D., multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine; Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, 125 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3000; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill; Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1988 

David W. Schmidt, M.D., stroke, epilepsy/seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s disease; Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Medical Center, 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, 253.596.3300; University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1990 

11 Years Lynne P. Taylor, M.D., neurology, neuro-oncology, palliative care; Alvord Brain Tumor Center at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.2282; University of Washington Medical Center; Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis, 1982 

Jaymes Venema, M.D., movement disorders, dementia; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 425.412.7200; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann School of Medicine, 2001 

Michael Weiss, M.D., neuromuscular disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis; Neurology Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.7688; University of Washington Medical Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1991 



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