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.
Marc R. Mayberg, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Mayo Medical School, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing a Van Wagenen fellowship at Queen Square and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London in 1985, Dr. Mayberg joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, where he was Professor and Chief of the UWMC service.
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. Saigal is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at UW. In addition to general neurosurgery, he specializes in complex spine surgery, including spinal deformity, spinal tumors, minimally invasive techniques, spinal cord injury, and neurotrauma.
Dr. Ravanpay is an assistant professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, and the Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital. He practices general neurosurgery covering brain tumors, spine disorders and peripheral neuropathies.
Dr. Ojemann is Vice-Chair for Research and Discovery and Professor in the UW Department of Neurological Surgery. He earned his MD and completed a residency in neurosurgery as well as a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He also served as epilepsy surgery fellow at the University of Washington. Dr. Ojemann’s clinical focus is on the surgical treatment of epilepsy and tumors near the eloquent cortex along with general pediatric neurosurgery.
Michael Levitt, M.D. is an associate professor of neurological surgery and radiology and an adjunct associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Levitt graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of Washington and completed additional fellowship training in endovascular neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Dr.
Dr. Ko is an associate 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.