Timothy D. Steege, MD

Timothy D. Steege, MD
Job Title
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Steege grew up in Palo Alto, CA graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1979.  Upon graduation from the Neurological Surgery Residency Program at the University of Washington in 1986, he performed military service in Germany for 2 years followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of Utah. After a year at the former Group Health Cooperative, Dr. Steege moved to Swedish Medical Center where he practiced pediatric and adult neurosurgery for 31 years. He joined the faculty at UW in August, 2020.

Clinical Interest

Pediatric neurosurgery, adult degenerative spine disease, radiosurgery.

Research Interests

Pediatric neurosurgery, adult degenerative spine disease, radiosurgery.

Personal Interests

Dr. Steege’s personal interests include his children and grandchildren, fine woodworking, distance running and biking, travel photography, sailing, and flying.


Medical Education
Stanford University School of Medicine

University of Washington
University of Utah

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery - 1989
  1. Burchiel, K.J., Steege, T.D., and Wyler, A.R.: Intracranial Pressure Changes in Brain-lnjured Patients Requiring Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Ventilation. Neurosurgery. 8:443-449, 1981.
  2. Burchiel, K.J., Steege, T.D., Howe, J.F., and Loeser, J.D.: Comparison of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Gangliolysis and Microvascular Decompression for the Surgical Management of Tic Douloureux. Neurosurgery. 9:111-119, 1981.
  3. Steege, T.D., Robbins, C.A., and Wyler, A.R.: Operant Conditioning of Single Unit Activity in Parietal Cortex. Brain Research. 231: 309-324, 1982.
  4. Carezani-Gavin, M., Clarren, S.K., and Steege, T.D.: Waardenburg Syndrome Associated with Meningomyelocele. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 42:135, 1992.