Top Doctors 2020: Neurology

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Danielle Hayden and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.


April 5, 2020

This article originally appeared in the April 2020 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2020 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.

Michael R. Chun, M.D., general neurology, dementia; The Everett Clinic, Neurology, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5408; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Michael A. Elliott, M.D., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Swedish Neuroscience Institute, ALS Clinic, 550 17th Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.320.3494; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

Braden Nago, M.D., headache, neurophysiology; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Neurology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2310; Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill, Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Timothy Scearce, M.D., multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine; Kaiser Permanente Washington Capitol Hill Medical Center, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3000; Overlake Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

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

Jaymes Venema, M.D., movement disorders, dementia, neuromuscular disorders; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, Neurology, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 425.412.7200; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Michael D. Weiss, M.D., neuromuscular disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and inflammatory neuropathies, myasthenia gravis; Neurology Clinic at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.7688; University of Washington Medical Center

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

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