Dr. Jason S. Hauptman is an assistant professor of neurological surgery and an attending neurosurgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. Hauptman received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College. He then received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now called Rutgers Medical School). He went on to complete his neurological surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles under the leadership of Dr. Neil Martin.
Dr. Patel is a UW assistant professor of Neurosurgery who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors. Specifically, he is an expert in the treatment of malignant brain tumors, skull base tumors, vascular lesions, and cranial neuropathies through open and endoscopic approaches.
Dr. Silbergeld is the Arthur A. Ward Jr. professor of neurological surgery and is based at the UW Medical Center. He is also an adjunct professor of pathology. He specializes in tumors of the central nervous system, pituitary tumors, epilepsy surgery and radiosurgery with the Gamma Knife. He is board certified in neurological surgery.
His research program focuses on gliomas, a type of brain tumor, and on methods to break the blood/brain barrier to deliver chemotherapy to malignant brain tumors.
Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, particularly skull base tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas and complex brain tumors. He is also an expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformation, and the performance of brain bypasses.
Dr. Ko is a UW assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. In addition to general neurosurgery, he specializes in functional and restorative neurosurgery, epilepsy and neurosurgery for pain. Dr. Ko also conducts research in the areas of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and epilepsy. In particular, he is interested in ways to use imaging techniques and the electrical activity of the brain to better understand and treat diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and seizures.
Dr. Eric Holland earned a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chicago and a medical degree from Stanford University. He completed a neurosurgery residency at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. His postdoctoral training included work with two Nobel laureates: Dr. Paul Berg, who pioneered recombinant DNA technology at Stanford, and Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Manuel Ferreira is the chief of Neurological Surgery Service at the University of Washington Medical Center, co-director of Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Director of UW Medicine Multi-disciplinary Pituitary Program and a UW associate professor of Neurological Surgery. He is the surgical director of the UW Medicine Multi-Disciplinary Pituitary Program.
Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS is Professor and Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. He is an attending surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Medical Center. He is also Director of the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute. In addition, he is Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program and Founding Co-Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program, a joint program sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medicine.