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Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery, Brain Tumors
American Board of Neurological Surgery
Joined Virginia Mason - August 1990
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I feel that I can entrust my health care to the doctors with confidence.
I´ll be adding to Dr. Nussbaum´s access issues because I´m telling anyone who asks that he´s a great doc. - LISTENS and takes patient´s opinion seriously!
No bad experiences! We could not have expected anything better than the help w/consultations we received.
Dr. Nussbaum was compassionate.
I am a new patient, so took a little longer to acquaint each other with medical history.
This MD is VERY good!
1st visit w/dr. I have never been poked w/a safety pin worried who else it was used on. Visit was less than 5 min. I was in so much pain and worried. Second visit very pleased w/dr.
I would recommend Dr. Nussbaum to my family or best friends. He is exceptional!
Areas(s) of Expertise
Brain and pituitary tumors
Spinal surgery, including kyphoplasty for osteoporotic fractures
Tumors – Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
Vascular – Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology
Brain and Spine Tumors/Cysts, Spine Conditions (Peripheral or Pinched Nerve), Brain Tumors, Blood Vessel Abnormalities (Aneurysm, AVM), Trigeminal Neuralgia, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, subarachnoid hemorrhage
University of Rochester, N.Y., 1984
General Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, 1985
Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y., 1990
Enjoys skiing, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.
"Our section strives to provide prompt and sensitive care to our patients. The patient always comes first."
"Recent technological advances permit neurosurgeons to aggressively treat a wide variety of problems while restoring neurologic functions and alleviating pain."
On Virginia Mason
"As part of the Virginia Mason Medical Center team, we are able to give our patients integrated care on one campus."
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Medical Association Member, Washington State Medical Association Member, King County Medical Society Member, Seattle Surgical Society Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Member, Western Neurosurgical Society Board member, Think First of Washington Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009. Voted one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.
Charles E. Nussbaum, MD - Curriculum Vitae
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